If you’re looking to lose weight, 3 Degrees can help! By simply relaxing in the comfort of our infrared saunas, you can reduce your waistline by burning calories in comfort. We call it “no effort, no impact” or passive cardiovascular conditioning. A single infrared light therapy session can burn up to 600 calories, as many as rowing for 30 minutes or running several miles.
The secret is out on infrared weight loss.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important to your overall quality of life. That’s no secret. In fact, a 10-year study published by The New England Journal of Medicine discovered that the circumference of your waist alone is a critical factor for assessing the risk of premature death. In other words, by maintaining a healthy weight, you may be able to live a longer, healthier life.
Using infrared heat technology to burn calories, infrared light therapy is clinically shown to aid weight loss. In a 2009 study, infrared light therapy was shown to help lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period.1 The common theme among subjects in the study was that infrared light therapy was similar to moderate exercise but "much more relaxing". Therefore, infrared light therapy can be an effective lifestyle adjuvant for those who cannot participate in traditional exercise programs due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems.2
During a sauna weight loss session, core temperatures increase. The body has to work hard to cool itself, causing a healthy sweat. Using infrared light therapy increases heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, burning more calories, leading to more weight loss. And blood flow rises, increasing from 5-7 quarts up to 13 quarts a minute.3
Plus, regular use of our suites may provide many of the same benefits as regular exercise, such as cardiovascular conditioning. Infrared light therapy is the ONLY natural and healthy way to burn calories without exercising.
That’s right, visiting 3 Degrees for infrared weight loss therapy is like giving yourself a passive cardio workout.
1 Journal of the American Medical Association, August 1981.
2 Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Measurable Health Benefits? A Sequential Longitudinal Interrupted Time Series Design Study. 2009. Dr. Richard Beever BSc, MD, CCFP. Do Far-Infrared Saunas have Cardiovascular Benefits in People with Type 2 Diabetes? Canadian Journal of Diabetes 2010; 34 (2) :113 - 118.
3 Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.