Using the sauna for half an hour a few times a week is simple but beneficial. It forms an ideal complement to fitness training and has similar effects to cardio. Sweating in the sauna can be easily combined with reading or listening to an audiobook. It is worthwhile taking this time for yourself. A practical, convenient option would be a foldable infrared sauna which can be placed anywhere in your home.
Using the sauna regularly improves overall mood and stimulates the mind.
Purchasing a sauna is not extravagant. Who does not like to take a break while also using the time to engage the brain with content of your choice. In addition, this can be the starting point for a routine which can later be completed with a regular training regime.
Alongside the sauna, it is not a bad idea to experiment with cold temperatures. I have little experience with cold baths or ice baths, except for having sometimes used cold water to wash my arms and legs in the shower. I struggle to push myself to experiment further. The “Wim Hof Method”, whereby you attempt to inhale a lot of oxygen, would be worth a try if you wish to try out colder temperatures. Recently I have managed to regularly take short, cold showers in the morning and I no longer wish to go without the invigorating effects of this ritual. My mornings are significantly improved.
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