As we get older there are a host of potential cardiovascular issues linked with using a sauna. Those with high blood pressure should be careful about using a sauna or steam room. The saunas heat causesa spike in heart rate and dilates the blood vessels which can cause chest pain or shortness of breath.
For optimal health benefits, men should spend no more than 15 minutes a session in the sauna, women a little less. For women under 40 there is little difference in optimal health benefits when compared to men. Over the age of 40, many factors affect our comfort level in the sauna; for women hormones espcially can be a problem. A maximum of 10 minutes is advised.
Over 60s: As we get older, the risks increase and the length of time our body will accept the heat changes decreases.People over 60 should not spend more than 5 minutes in the sauna, especially without a doctors consent.
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