INFRARED FOR ENHANCED RECOVERY & PERFORMANCE
Infrared saunas can improve blood flow thereby delivering more nutrients to areas that need them for recovery. Heat therapy increases the ability of the heart to pump blood, meaning the same amount of work can be done with fewer heartbeats, therefore, consuming less energy. Individuals who used the sauna twice a week for half an hour post-workout were able to run for an average of 32% longer until exhaustion than before the sauna therapy. Studies have also shown that infrared saunas increase growth, recovery hormones (IGF-1) and anti-inflammatory hormones, creating optimal conditions for maximized physical and mental performance. Additionally, heat stress also increases BDNF, which encourages neurogenesis (the growth of new brain cells) and supports learning and long-term memory.
Medical Research Related to Infrared for Enhanced Recovery and Performance:
- Dr. Rhonda Patrick Heat and Muscle Mass
- Effects of Far Infrared Heat on Recovery in Power Athletes
- Effects of far-infrared sauna bathing on recovery from strength and endurance training sessions in men
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