Benefits of a Steam Room… Secrets From the Dinosaur Age?

Fortunately, my sarcastic eye-rolling is hidden in the mist... but I always think it's silly when people in the steam room think they're sopping wet in exclusively their own sweat.   Umm, hello - it's called moist heat.  If you'll notice, the ceiling, walls, and your water bottle are all "sweating", too.   Neat party trick.  I've also questioned the validity of the claim to losing weight by sitting in a steam room. So I've done some research, on various health, beauty, medical and fitness sites to investigate what a steam room actually accomplishes (such as this article from Body Building.  Hey, those guys are serious about their fitness stuff.)    As it turns out, this favorite relaxation activity of mine actually has numerous positive side effects - include fitness, health, and even beauty benefits. But first, a quick story on my steam room muse.  Anytime I need some blog post fodder, it never hurts to head to the gym.  Where there is no shortage of characters.  Especially in … [Read more...]