Infrared Weight Loss Questions? Get the Answer!

Whether you are turning to infrared therapy to assist in your weight loss journey, or it is just an added benefit to your wellness routine, Glow Sauna Studios has you covered! There is always some skepticism when it comes to weight loss, but infrared therapy is no fad.

Get your most common questions answered here!

Q: How do saunas assist in weight loss?

A: The manufacturer of Glow’s saunas, Sunlighten, has proven through clinical studies that their technology aids in weight loss. The infrared heats your body’s core temperature by three degrees, inducing sweat. The rising of your core temperature results in increasing blood flow and heart rate. This is a similar experience to moderate exercise, which helps you lose weight. Saunas help ease muscle aches and pains, while also aiding in weight loss and getting your muscles ready for your next workout.

Q: How many calories am I burning in a sauna?

A: We all know weight loss is a process…there is no magic pill to give us exactly what we want. There are many factors when it comes to losing weight, and doing it in a healthy manner. You have to factor in your current weight, exercise routine and calorie and macro consumption. Sunlighten’s clinical studies have shown infrared sauna sessions burn as much as 600 calories, which would be similar to jogging for an hour at your local gym.

Q: Why an Infrared sauna vs. traditional sauna?

A: Traditional saunas (dry and wet) heat the air around you, not your direct core matter. This causes a sweat to break, but any weight loss is only from water weight. These traditional saunas also tend to be very uncomfortable, with the overbearing heat making it difficult to breathe. On the other hand, Glow’s infrared saunas heat your direct core matter to induce a sweat with no conventional heat. This results in a higher detoxifying sweat that you can enjoy longer, allowing you to sweat more and continue burning more calories.

Q: What can I do for weight loss during a session?

A: During your Glow session, there are a few ways to enhance your weight loss. You could practice hot yoga, as working on flexibility also increases your caloric burn and promotes a better night’s sleep. Even just a slight bit of stretching would help raise your core temperature a little bit more, which burns more calories. There is also the option of taking advantage of our 3-in-1 weight loss program, a pre-set program that uses a combination of far and mid infrared at a higher intensity to stimulate the cardiovascular system.






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