Too much cholesterol in the blood is a risk factor for heart attack and stroke. But how can it be that regular visits to the sweat room can prevent a stroke? The Finns are showing us how it’s done, and data from 1700 sauna-goers was analyzed.
According to a Finnish study, women and men over the age of 50 are less likely to die from cardiovascular disease if they visit the sauna several times a week. The reason for this is most likely the positive effects of heat on heart rate as well as blood pressure.