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Briefs

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The conclusion of this peer-reviewed scientific article on sauna: “Increased frequency of sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of SCD, CHD, CVD, and all-cause mortality.”

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

A 21-year Finnish study (not that they’re biased) has concluded that the sauna is great for middle-aged men’s health, the UK Daily Mail reports. Among 2,315 men aged 42 to 60 from eastern Finland, a sauna 2–3 times per week was associated with a 24% lower risk of death and 4–7 times per week with a 40% lower risk!

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Sauna: drug-free altered-state pod.

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Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Check out the “Beneficial effects of sauna bathing for heart failure patients” by Arnon Blum and Nava Blum, an article published by the US National Institutes of Health. Turns out people with heart problems not only can use the sauna, it’s a therapy.

 

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Some pro-sauna theory: Sweat Therapy Theory by Stephen Colmant. “From clinical experience, sweating induces commonly observed effects of exercise on mental health, such as reducing anxiety, depression, and stress and improving body image, self-esteem, and sense of well being.”

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Causing local uproar, the City of Helsinki planned to replace the wood-burning stove at the famous Yrjönkatu public sauna with an electric sauna stove. Instead, there’s now a competition to redesign the wood-burning system.

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

The power shvitz in the basement of the Finnish embassy in Washington.

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Scotland’s early industrialisation produced great wealth and great poverty and after two centuries is yet to tackle that fundamental inequity. Lesley Riddoch compares Scotland’s failure and Finland’s success.

Friday, August 27th, 2010

 
 

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