sauna v. health issues?

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  1. neutrl's Plan B

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    I enjoy sitting in the sauna for about 15 minutes after a workout.

    I don't use it as a weightloss tool, knowing that it's all water weight anyway. I use it because it helps me feel relaxed.

    That being said, is there any health issues to worry about with sitting in the sauana for about 15 minutes per day?

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    In all venues condoms and lube should be in free and plentiful supply, but it's always a good idea to take some of your own with you just in case - the rise in recent years of unprotected sex in suanas has contributed to a rise in STIs especially the near-extinct sypphilis, so don't be tempted to go bareback because you've not got protection.
     
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    our finnish neighbors took us into their sauna at 225 degrees :eek4:
     
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    :eek3: :x:

    off topic, but i'm planning a snowboarding trip if you want in, hit me up on irc or aim
     
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    I do the same thing after my workouts. Sit in the wet sauna for about 15-20 minutes. Make sure after you get out of the sauna to get in the shower on mostly cold water. You gotta get those pours closed up. Just my take.

    BilLn
     
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    I should probably start showering at the g ym instead of at home :hs:
     
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    duh lol.. thats what i meant LOL
     
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    Possible extra exposure to water treated with aluminum sulfate if it's tap water and trihalomethanes. Patients of alzheimer's and other awful things have a high concentration in their brain tissue (for aluminum) and trihalomethanes just arn't a good thing. While a direct link has not been discovered afaik, I think it's notable.

    What does this have to do with a sauna? If it's a wet one, the inhalation of steam will greatly increase your intake of aluminum and trihalomethanes if it's in the water.
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/27499.php

    But just like some other things out there, you will find one study saying this, the other saying the opposite, in the end it's up to you. I personally don't worry about the steam in my shower giving me alzheimers, but I do have a fan. :o
     
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