Sauna/Steam

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    May 01, 2007 4:44 PM GMT
    i am not usually a fan of them, but can a sauna or steam help you lose some weight? i am thinking you could shed some extra water you might have in your system.
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    May 01, 2007 7:13 PM GMT
    I was thinking about the same thing today. I found some great information by searching for "sauna" at wikipedia.org.

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    May 01, 2007 7:20 PM GMT
    saunas and steam rooms will make you lose water weight immediately, but it usually comes back almost overnight. its actually better in flushing the toxins from your skin and cleaning your pores than anything. you then should drink a lot of water to replace what you have lost to avoid dehydration and exhaustion. this new water helps in keeping your skin looking refreshed and younger. point of story: while you will lose some water weight from going in them you should not use them for this and should replenish your system.
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    May 02, 2007 2:06 AM GMT
    Sauna is my reward for a hard workout. So the positive reinforcement keeps me going to the gym so my weight is totally under control.
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    May 02, 2007 3:14 AM GMT
    I believe you only lose water weight with a sauna. I also tend to get sinus infections when I use them.
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    May 02, 2007 3:41 AM GMT
    Correct! Sauna is better by far. What you think of as sweat from steam is merely condensation. Why do you think the walls are wet? From sweating? Steam burns the skin more so you can't stay too long AND it has same conditions as a rain forest where bacteria thrives.
    Sauna , on the oter hand , bakes you from inside out. You really sweat, releasing toxins from inside the body. It takes more time. Bring a book. Relax. Show how intelligent you are.
    If you use steam make sure they are cleaned often, maybe every 2 hrs. God knows what the last guy had on this ass.
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    May 02, 2007 2:35 PM GMT
    My gym recently tore out their old boiler generated steamroom and repolaced it with a new system.
    The new steamroom generates this brite white steam that's so thick i can even see my hand only inches from my face... Plus, this new steam seems to be a "lite" steam (if that makes sense?)...and NOT the heavy, damp steam generated by the old boiler...

    First of all...

    1. Are there different types of steams that can be generated by steamrooms?

    2. If so? What makes them them different? Can other types of solutions or chemicals, herbs est. be mixed with the water supply that's used to create steam?


    Thanks,
    Atlbeefboy
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    May 02, 2007 3:41 PM GMT
    Pretty much most of the weight you lose will be water. Your heart rate will go up from the heat but you wont burn as many calories since the only muscle working harder is your heart.

    One of the best benefits from steam/sauna/whirlpools is that is is excellent for your muscles after a hard workout. Your heart rate and blood flow will increase so your muscles will repair from a workout quicker. And the heat is benifital too. Not to mention it feels great and relaxing!!

    I happen to go to a gay bathhouse that is a 5 minute walk down the street from the gym I work out. I try to get there at least once a month. It has both a whirlpool and steam room.

    It is also good to keep the water flow going when you are weight lifting. Drinking a lot of water will flush the lactic acid out of your muscles and any excess water you take on can be removed in the steam room.
  • GQjock

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    May 03, 2007 1:49 AM GMT
    weight as to temp water weight loss..yeah
    fat loss...no not at all