Wednesday, August 26, 2009

My Version Of In-House Steam Bath

Several days ago, I felt strange in my body. I even suspected it was depression. I didn't know what to do to make me feel better. I realized that I need to run, (just as how I used to do when I was still in the Philippines) but it was too cold to run outside. I came up with the idea of in-house sauna. Since I can't find the small camping tent we have in the garage, I had come up with the idea of using blanket and I did this in our bathroom. Here is what I did:
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*I boiled a pot of water and place it on the floor (I used fleece blanket on the floor).
*I cover myself and the pot of steaming hot pot of water with the thick blanket and I aimed my face and chest toward the steam.
*I just let myself sweat out and stayed in there for 20 minutes.
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Sweating is a major part of staying healthy! Sweating plays a vital role in helping to maintain our good health. It helps our body perform two very important tasks: One, it helps regulate body temperature and two, it helps your body rid itself of waste material. Sweat contains almost the same elements as urine. I know, sounds kinda nasty. But that's why the skin is sometimes nicknamed the third kidney.
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It's estimated that as much as 30% of bodily wastes can be eliminated through perspiration. Sauna and steam baths can also be called sweat baths. Although the idea of "sweat bathing" doesn't sound too appealing, but consider this: Anti-perspirants, artificial environments, smog, synthetic clothing, and a sedentary lifestyle all help clog up your skin pores and inhibit the healthy flow of sweat.

2 comments:

Denise said...

Great tip.

Cascia said...

Sweating is good for you and can help you to lose weight.