Benefits of Using Sauna Equipment Frequently for Young People
When it comes to using a sauna, it is important to consider one's physical condition. People who have poor heart function, myocardial disease, or congenital heart disease should not use saunas. Patients with cardiovascular disease or potential diseases, including coronary heart disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, high blood sugar, and high blood viscosity, as well as those with diabetes, obesity, and a family history of heart disease, are also not suitable for saunas.
Use of sauna equipment
Those who have used a sauna before may have experienced being surrounded by hot steam and feeling shortness of breath. This is because saunas are usually small spaces with high humidity and no windows for air circulation, which can lead to a decrease in oxygen levels in the air. Even healthy people may feel chest tightness and shortness of breath, let alone those with special conditions.
The temperature in saunas is generally high, with humidity at 40-50℃ for wet steam and 70-90℃ for dry steam. Under such high-temperature conditions, the body's metabolism will be accelerated, which can lead to faster blood circulation—possibly several times faster than normal. This puts extra pressure on the heart.
At the same time, high temperatures can cause imbalances in the body's environment, excite the sympathetic nervous system, increase heart rate, constrict the coronary arteries, increase oxygen consumption by the heart muscle, increase the workload of the heart, and make the already fragile heart more unbearable.
In saunas, people sweat a lot and their blood can become sticky, making it easy to form blood clots and leading to various cardiovascular diseases. Elderly people, whose temperature regulation center is not very sensitive, are especially unsuitable for saunas.
When the muscles are tense due to fatigue or hunger, tolerance to hot and cold stimuli decreases, making it easy to faint during a sauna.
Adequate preparation before using sauna equipment
Because of the special high-temperature and high-humidity environment in saunas, regardless of one's physical condition, adequate preparation is necessary to avoid accidents, especially for those who are in poor health and need to use sauna equipment. It is best to go with friends when using a sauna and to drink water during and before the sauna. Do not wait until you are thirsty to drink water, and carry a bottle of water with you to replenish fluids. If you feel chest tightness or any other discomfort, immediately leave the sauna and lie down in a well-ventilated area, drinking some cool boiled water (never drink water that is too cold).
Scientists have conducted experiments on the highest temperature that the human body can tolerate in dry air: the human body can withstand 71℃ for a full hour; 82℃ for 49 minutes; 93℃ for 33 minutes; and 104℃ for only 26 minutes. However, according to relevant literature, the human body can withstand even higher temperatures.
Regardless of dry or wet steam, it is best not to stay in sauna for more than 20 minutes at a time. After finishing one session, you can soak or rinse with cold water, called "passing through a cold river," to flush out the secretions. Then, enter the sauna for over ten minutes. Do this three times, known as "three steams and three rinses," which is what regular sauna-goers usually do.