Celebrating Sunlighten Sauna’s 16th anniversary

Sunlighten Saunas Celebrates 16 Years

This month marks Sunlighten Sauna’s 16th anniversary. And while every year is a big year here at Sunlighten, this past year saw a couple of extra-special occasions and announcements.

Sunlighten Company Vision

This year we revamped our company vision to better align with our mission here at Sunlighten. Our new Sunlighten Vision reads:

“We are committed to innovating wellness products and services that empower you to improve your quality of life.

As the company of choice for businesses, consumers, and trusted experts, Sunlighten welcomes you to our growing global community.

We want to make a difference.

That’s what drives us.”

Awards, Innovations and Partnership

This vision to improve More >

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Top 5 Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid

You probably don’t know it, but the products on your bathroom counter contain almost as many chemicals as the average cleaning cabinet. We use cosmetics and personal care items to keep our appearance neat and our bodies clean – yet the majority of personal care products on the market today are chock full of questionable ingredients.

Of the tens of thousands of chemicals used in the manufacture of personal care products, few are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug and Administration (FDA). These chemicals range from allergens and hormone disruptors to carcinogens.

Cleaning up your cosmetic routine can be overwhelming, especially More >

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9 Natural Stress Management Techniques

9 Natural Stress Management Techniques

It seems like every health article you ever read mentions stress reduction as a critical factor to better health. Easier said than done though, right? Unless you have a massage therapist at your beck and call or the ability to completely remove yourself from stress-inducing situations, stress is likely to find you on a weekly or even daily basis. So next time deadlines are looming, the children are screaming or life just seems too crazy to comprehend, try one of these natural stress management techniques to help keep calm and carry on with your life.

Mindfulness. Mindfulness is More >

Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

7 Ways to Reduce Inflammation in the Body

Chronic inflammation has become a source of concern in the last decade. While not all inflammation is bad – inflammation is an important defense mechanism in the body – chronic inflammation has been connected with a wide range of health problems, including heart disease and autoimmune diseases. If you’re concerned about the impact of inflammation on your health, consider the following foods, herbs, supplements and lifestyle factors as ways to reduce inflammation in your body and live a healthier, happier life.

1. Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Foods that Reduce Inflammation

One of the easiest ways to reduce inflammation in your body is to be More >

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Hydration for Your Health: The Importance of Drinking Water

Our bodies need water to survive. About 60% of the adult human body is water, and a large number of body systems require it to function normally. Take a look at all the ways our bodies use water:

  • Body temperature: Sweat helps to regulate body temperature and keep us cool.
  • Circulation and heart health: When properly hydrated, the blood carries more oxygen cells, and the heart can pump easier.
  • Digestion and waste removal: Water helps your body break down food and absorb nutrients; water also helps the kidneys transport waste out of the body’s cells, and keeps the gastrointestinal tract in good working More >
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Why Corporate Wellness Programs Are All the Rage

Corporate wellness programs have been around for years, but it’s been in the last several that they’ve really taken off and become mainstream. With healthcare costs increasingly chipping away at company profits and the health of our nation a continuing concern, organizations are taking notice of their role in employee wellness.

What Is a Corporate Wellness Program?

A wellness program is one that offers an incentive to improve health. These take vastly varying forms from organization to organization. While one company might make next year’s gym membership free to someone who used it a certain number of days this year, another company More >

The Health Benefits of Juicing

The Benefits of Juicing

Juicing is more than just a passing fad or new dietary craze. It’s a real way to add variety to your diet, give you an energy boost and increase your overall health. Many people who would not ordinarily get enough nutrients from vegetables and fruits are able to increase their intake by juicing. Here are just a few of the benefits you can experience with this popular practice.

Increased Nutrient Absorption One benefit of juicing is that nutrients are absorbed more quickly and efficiently. Without the addition of fiber, the digestive system doesn’t need to break down any food and therefore can More >

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4 Natural Ways to Make Your Skin Look Younger

Many things can damage our skin, including stress, environmental irritants, and UV rays. However, healthy, beautiful skin doesn’t have to fade. Try these four natural skin-rejuvenating strategies to preserve or regain your skin’s youthful look.

Wear Natural Sunscreen

Natural sunscreen forms a barrier against the damaging effects of UV radiation. Recent studies show that people who wear sunscreen regularly have noticeably younger-looking skin than those who only apply sunscreen occasionally. However, not all sunscreens are created equal; in fact some sunscreens contain ingredients that may actually harm your skin.

When buying sunscreen, avoid these ingredients:

  • Retinol (a.k.a retinyl) is known to cause skin irritation, More >
Natural Pain Relief Remedies

7 Natural Pain Relief Remedies

While over-the-counter pain relievers are generally safe when used occasionally, these products can damage the liver and even lead to long-term health problems when used too often – and it can be easy to overuse them. Pain relievers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and aspirin are included in all sorts of remedies for pain, colds, fevers and even insomnia. In fact, acetaminophen is the most-used drug in the United States.

Whether you suffer from chronic pain or just the occasional ache, you don’t have to rely on traditional pain killers to take the edge off. From creams and ointments to supplements, a variety More >