Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Does Sweat Suit Really Help?

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I have been running consistently for a few years now, although, whenever I am on travel, sick or have my regular women's load, I miss the morning jogs. There were also times when I had all the reasons not to wake up and hit the running tracks, but, when I read that jogging among identified exercises helps in preventing dementia over and above other health benefits of exercise, I was fully convinced to continue with my runs.


My running suit only includes running shoes, jogging pants and loose shirts. But, I normally see runners on sweat suit and while I believe that these suana suits make you sweat more, I wonder if it indeed makes you lose weight more.


But, my research tells me that sauna suits only serve the purpose of sweating profusely but at to losing weights or releasing toxins, expert Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, a professor of dermatology at St. Louis University, says "sweating for the sake of sweating has no benefits. Sweating heavily is not going to release a lot of toxins."


So, fitness adviser for Military.com warns that sauna suits can be dangerous as their humidity reaches 100% while cardiovascular risks can be greater when it reaches 70% humidity. Thus,
risks like heatstroke, kidney failure, and other cardio-vascular related problems.


Consequently, if you want to lose weights, simply lead a healthy diet and active lifestyle and you need not need sweat suits to do the works.


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