Easy Weight Loss: The Far Infrared Sauna Way

In a world of revolving diet fads, ‘miracle' weight loss gizmos, and a bewildering array of lifestyle advice, it's sometimes helpful to get back to basics. If you find your eyes glazing over when you pass the diet shake aisle in the supermarket, these simple steps to effective weight loss will be a welcome sanity check.

There are the obvious things: Eat less processed, artificial and sugar-laden foods, and replace them with fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and lean meats. Eat less – period, and aim for variety in your diet. Reduce your portions significantly, particularly if you are not highly active. If you eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly, you'll be surprised at how equally satisfying a smaller meal can be. Snack on fruit if you're hungry, particularly apples and pears, and throw in some raw nuts. Drink plenty of clean, fresh spring water and if you're a drinker, minimise your alcohol intake as alcohol is loaded with calories.

So far, so good. It's basic common sense, right?

The next simple step to healthy weight loss is kick-starting your metabolism. This is the mechanism by which your body regulates all its critical functions, including oxygen use and digestion, and how efficiently it burns fat. Diet alone won't do that. The body needs physical activity: walking, swimming or dancing are all great ways to get aerobic exercise and increase your body's ability to burn fat. But there's one more secret ingredient: a portable far infrared sauna.

Our ancestors have known the benefits of spas and saunas for generations, with many European cultures incorporating them into their regular wellness routines. These days, technology provides us with portable, inexpensive alternatives to the traditional hot rocks and steam rooms. A portable, far infrared sauna dome is a great way to work up an amazing sweat in the privacy of your own home, and it can be stored away when not in use. By heating your core body temperature with safe, far infrared technology, the sauna produces physiological changes similar to those of a physical workout: heart-rate increases, thereby increasing blood flow and oxygenation throughout the body, and huge volumes of sweat are produced as the body tries to cool itself. And your body actually burns calories. A 30-minute session can burn around 400-600 calories — all while you lie on your back and close your eyes.

Portable Home Sauna

The weight loss benefits of a portable far infrared sauna don't end there. The far infrared heat penetrates your body to well below the surface, stimulating deep blood vessels and fatty tissue beneath the skin. This can result in improved lymphatic drainage, better elimination of toxins and the possibility of dislodging cellulite (which is fat bound to toxins that your body can't break down). Two to three sauna sessions per week will both relax and invigorate your body, while helping you lose weight.

Sound easy? That's because it is. Gradual, permanent and healthy weight loss is within everyone's reach — the old-fashioned way.

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