Whicg is better a Sauna or Steam room?

Why and what are the benefits?

2 Answers

  • ChrisP
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Saunas and steam rooms are both similar forms of the same thing, and which is best for you depends on your personal preferences.

    Both forms of heat bath have these benefits:

    + Regular users are less anxious and have a general feeling of well-being after taking a heat bath.

    + It exercises your skin, your body's largest organ, giving you a healthy glow.

    + It is a unique form of cardio exercise, where your heart rate increases while your other muscles are at rest.

    + It has a cleansing affect on your body, as sweat is a very efficient means for your body to expel waste products, especially metabolic wastes.

    + Heat bathing can help your body expel other environmental toxins that get stored in your fatty tissues.

    + When used in a heating / cooling cycle, it can exercise your blood vessels, helping to lower your blood pressure.

    + Humid atmospheres can help alleviate upper respiratory congestion.

    + It boosts your immune system: Regular sauna users are half as likely to catch a cold according to a recent Austrian study.

    The high humidity of a steam room can also help relieve upper respiratory trouble.

  • 1 decade ago

    it depends a sauna is Dry heat and a steam room is high moist heat

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