Sauna Slows Aging, Muscle Loss & Supports Longevity by Ratcheting up these Proteins: new study review
A new study unveils details about how sauna therapy supports longevity, heart health and preservation of muscle mass throughout lifespan. In this podcast we review these findings and discuss the practical ways to benefit and incorporate into your life.
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01:00 Each type of sauna is beneficial. With infrared, you need to stay in longer for similar benefits.
02:30 There is a 65% risk reduction for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s in people who sauna 3 to 5 times each week.
02:45 There was a 27% lowered risk for cardiovascular disease in men who used the sauna 3 to 5 times a week.
03:00 There was a 50% lower risk of cardiovascular disease in men who used the sauna 4 – 7 times a week.
03:45 Length of time in the sauna: Mike advises that you stay until you feel uncomfortable and then stay another minute. Take a break and then go back in.
04:00 A sauna inside your home needs good ventilation to prevent mold.
05:00 Sauna therapy shifts about 60% of your blood from your core to your periphery and skin. The inverse is true when you get cold in contrast therapy.
07:10 Loss of control of protein balance within the cell, loss of proteostasis is a hallmark of ageing. There is benefit within the muscle tissue in reducing atrophy of the muscle with sauna therapy.
08:10 Heat shock proteins are involved in preventing the accumulation of dysfunctional protein.
09:20 Heat therapy and sauna bathing can help to decrease age-related muscle loss.
09:30 Individuals with high blood pressure have dysfunctional endothelium, which causes erectile dysfunction.
12:10 Heat shock protein expression can be increased for up to 48 hours with sauna use. This response shifts upward as you become more acclimated to heat therapy.
13:15 Transient increases in interleukin 6 are favorable. There is also a transient increase in interleukin 6 with heat therapy.
14:15 Interleukin 10 affects your T-regulatory cells, which help to increase tolerance within your immune system.
16:10 Sauna therapy improves sleep and heartrate variability.
17:30 Sauna bathing enhances the excretion of cadmium, lead and other heavy metals in the sweat.
18:00 You also release beneficial minerals in sweat: magnesium, zinc and sodium.
19:15 Sauna use can negatively impact sperm motility.