Push it to the Max
Working out is all about pushing your body to the max. And let’s be honest…there are a ton of fitness fads out there that we become addicted to! Whether your fitness obsession is team sports, spin, triathlon training, HIIT, they all brings out the competitiveness in us all. I know some of you are thinking that you’re not competitive with others. But it’s not always about being better than someone else. Sometimes the competition is ourselves, being better than we were yesterday. These physical trainings can strain our muscles and cause wear and tear. Glow can help! Infrared saunas assist your training and get you to the next level. Infrared speeds up muscle recovery and enhances your flexibility, preventing injury. A study from 2015 by the Journal of Athletic Enhancement found that “the use of FIR [far infrared] heat for 40 minutes improves muscle recovery after an intense training as compared to passive recovery methods.” Do I have your attention now?
How many times have you heard rest and recovery are essential in achieving new physical goals? Now how often do you take the time to fully rest, or even stretch? Not many do. Fern Olivia, a well-known blogger who writes about wellness and health, shared how infrared experience impacted her.
“A few sauna sessions a week have really helped alleviate sore muscle and joints. Infrared sauna heat works by penetrating joints, muscles, and tissues; increasing circulation; and generating more oxygen flow to injured areas of the body. The heat flushes out lactic acid, helping muscles to loosen, reducing soreness, minor aches, stiff muscles, and muscle spasms.”
Studies have shown that infrared sauna use can enhance muscle recovery by using three different types of infrared waves (near, mid and far). Penetration of the waves increases circulation and oxygen flow, which in-turn increases recovery time. It’s a source of natural pain relief that reduces soreness and muscle spasms, and allows those muscles to naturally heal themselves at a faster rate. Just what you need when you push your body to the max.
Long story short…Workout. Glow. Repeat.