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Sauna use leads to a healthier brain and more

Starr Nixdorf - Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Listening to a pod cast about how to improve muscle growth, endurance and generate better brain function has me really excited today.  To sum up what Dr. Rhonda Patrick presented:  If you use the sauna for "Hyperthermic Conditioning" you can increase your body's production of Growth Hormone.  Science has proven that Growth Hormone (IGF-1) increases muscle while reducing fat, helps repair lean muscle, increases the growth of new brain cells, AND it prevents your brain cells from dying.  You can also increase your body's production of Growth Hormone with strenuous exercise but your body will become acclimated to strenuous exercise over time and it will be less effective.  BUT  you can use the sauna for 30 minutes a day and enhance your body's performance.  This is less stressful on the body and just as effective!   But don't stop exercising all together, you just add the sauna on those days when you need a rest from pounding the pavement or slamming the weights.  Super simple, super effective, sit in the sauna for 30 minutes. 

This is the  video:

Who should not use a sauna is answered in this article from the American Journal of Medicine:

Sauna use leads to a healthier brain, enhances endurance, and increases muscle while reducing fat!

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