Secrets to a Healthy Heart and Longer Life

Welcome back to the Löyly blog, where we delve into the hottest trends (literally!) in health, wellness and contrast therapy. Today, we're unravelling the mystery behind heart rate variability (HRV) and its connection to extending your time on our beautiful planet.

What's the Buzz About HRV?

Heart rate variability may sound like a complicated term from a sci-fi movie, but fear not. We're here to break it down for you.

HRV is simply a measure of the variation in time between each heartbeat. This variation is controlled by a primitive part of the nervous system. It works behind the scenes, automatically regulating our heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and digestion among other key tasks. A robust HRV is linked to a longer, healthier life.

Now, here comes the twist - saunas! Who would have thought that a relaxing session in the warmth of a sauna could benefit your heart's rhythm? But you guessed it, regular sauna sessions have been found to enhance HRV.

The Science Behind the Steam

There’s science to back this up. A study published found that regular sauna use significantly increases heart rate variability and promotes overall cardiovascular health.

So, what's the takeaway? A little steamy rendezvous with our mobile sauna isn't just about relaxation and a blissful escape, it's an investment in your health and heart's longevity. With each session, you're not only unwinding but also encouraging hormetic responses driven by molecular mechanisms that protect the body from damage, similar to those elicited by moderate to vigorous intensity exercise. In turn, this may offer a means to forestall the effects of aging and extend your health span.

Key takeaways:

· Sauna use is like exercise for your body, triggering similar positive responses.

· Regular sauna sessions strengthen your body's ability to handle stress.

· The more you use a sauna, the better it will protect you from getting sick or facing serious health issues.

· Saunas can act as a shield, reducing the risk of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.

· Using a sauna helps preserve muscle mass and fights against muscle loss as you age.

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