“…but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”Romans 5:3-4 NIV
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”1 Peter 5:10 NIV
Those who are well constituted in the body endure both heat and cold: and so those who are well constituted in the soul endure both anger and grief and excessive joy and the other affects.Epictetus
10 Reasons Why You Should Sauna or Break a Sweat
- Detoxification: Sweating helps to rid the body of toxins through the skin, which can improve overall health and well-being.
- Boosts immune system: Sweating increases the production of white blood cells, which helps to strengthen the immune system and fight off illness.
- Reduces stress: Saunas can help to reduce stress by promoting relaxation and decreasing cortisol levels.
- Improves cardiovascular health: Using a sauna can help to improve cardiovascular health by increasing blood flow, reducing blood pressure, and improving arterial compliance.
- Reduces inflammation: Sweating has been shown to reduce inflammation in the body, which can help to alleviate pain and improve overall health.
- Relieves pain: Using a sauna can help to relieve muscle and joint pain, and can also reduce headaches and migraines.
- Improves skin health: Sweating helps to unclog pores, which can improve skin health and reduce the appearance of acne and other skin conditions.
- Enhances athletic performance: Using a sauna or sweating can help to increase endurance and improve athletic performance.
- Promotes relaxation: Sweating helps to promote relaxation by releasing endorphins, which can improve mood and reduce stress.
- Improves sleep: Saunas and sweating have been shown to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.
The uncomfortable heat of a sauna or steam room helps to reinforce a strong mind and spirit.
Intend to sweat a minimum of every 2-3 days.
If you don’t have access to a sauna, put on a hooded sweatshirt and run for 15-20 minutes. Keep the sweat going with push-ups and squats.
I try to do cardio, jiu jitsu or sauna at least every other day.Sean