Health & Wellness
November 14 is World Diabetes Day, a day aimed at providing a powerful voice for diabetes awareness and advocacy. While diabetes is generally considered to be a manageable illness, it is a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over time, high blood glucose damages the body and can lead to blindness, amputation, and kidney problems.
Another illness, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), is also becoming increasingly well known as the number of people afflicted grows. According to the NIH, COPD is a major cause of disability and is the third-leading cause More >
This November 11th marks Veterans Day, a day Sunlighten Saunas will proudly celebrate and honor the service of U.S. military veterans. With a reported 30% of Veterans treated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Administration (VA) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), many who have served our country are suffering daily – both in body and mind.
Fortunately, there are many outlets for veterans suffering from PTSD to explore after returning home. The VA offers three major programs for PTSD victims:
This public awareness campaign provides a variety of resources and support for veterans, connecting them with information about and solutions to More >
National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is held each October and seeks to recognize the impact physical therapists have on people’s lives. Sunlighten salutes all of the physical therapists across the county who work tirelessly to help enhance their clients’ quality of life through mobility. We are pleased to work with a large group of physical therapists who combine physical therapy with infrared sauna use.
Research shows that pairing exercise and infrared sauna experience leads to greatly improved and increased joint mobility. Michele Olson, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., C.S.C.S., recently led a study looking at the effect of a full-spectrum infrared sauna on flexibility. The More >
Happy National Chiropractic Health Month! In addition to supporting this awareness month, Sunlighten is pleased to work with many health care providers, providing infrared saunas for their practices and clinics, and even for their personal use. We work with medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, naturopaths, physical therapists, massage therapists and more.
While the health care professionals that we work with recognize the value in practicing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments, chiropractors tend to find it particularly beneficial for their practices. These professionals seek to help their patients not just with manipulations but also by providing nutrition counseling, exercise recommendations, lifestyle advice More >
High blood pressure increases your risk of getting heart disease, kidney disease or serious stroke. Only Sunlighten infrared saunas are backed by clinical research that shows a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
In a 2005 clinical study by the University of Missouri Kansas City, Sunlighten’s Solocarbon heaters were shown to lower blood pressure through a program of 30 minute infrared sauna session 3 times per week. The study concluded that Sunlighten infrared sauna therapy dilated blood vessels and reduced the volume of their inner lining, thus increasing circulation to promote healthy blood pressure.
Additional studies have regularly shown the positive impact that regular More >
The month of September has been declared Pain Awareness Month, and we at Sunlighten are proud to offer a natural, healthy alternative for pain relief. We hear so many stories from our customers about their challenges dealing with chronic pain, and we support the American Chronic Pain Association’s efforts to bring this issue to the forefront for the reported 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain.
Pain Awareness Month is a time when various organizations work to raise public awareness of issues in the area of pain and pain management, and works with health care professionals and consumer groups to More >
Far infrared saunas are the perfect addition to your yoga wellness routine as it enhances the benefits received from practicing yoga. September is National Yoga Month, the Yoga Health Foundation’s national observance and awareness campaign to get people started with — and enjoying the benefits of — yoga.
We love yoga and we love the fact that many of our customers regularly practice hot yoga at home in our Community Solocarbon® Far Infrared Saunas. Our Community Solocarbon Sauna enables anyone to easily create a hot yoga space at their convenience, and we are hearing more stories about Sunlighten infrared sauna users who are combining More >
Attention all hot yoga, power vinyasa yoga and Bikram yoga fans: Sometimes the fast pace of daily life prevents us from fitting in our regular yoga workout. Fortunately, Sunlighten has a variety of home saunas, such as the Community Solocarbon® Far Infrared Saunas, that enable you to easily create a hot yoga space for yourself…whenever you want, in the comfort of your own home.Why Bikram Yoga
Practicing hot yoga helps the body sweat out toxins and allows the yoga practitioner to safely go deeper into poses or stretches.
We are humbled (and thrilled!) to announce Sunlighten recently won two awards celebrating our company’s commitment to health and wellness: The American Heart Association Fit Friendly Award, and the The Fitness Alliance Product of the Year Award!
American Heart Association Fit Friendly Award
The American Heart Association, in recognition of Sunlighten’s dedication and passion to saunas and health – which includes a culture of health and wellness among our employees – awarded Sunlighten the Fit Friendly award in 2014.
“This is a huge accomplishment which reflects your hard work and commitment to improving your employees’ health. Thank you for championing the health of your employees,” More >
Father’s Day is a great reminder to take some time out to pamper the men in our lives. And with men’s health issues becoming a growing concern in the U.S., it’s even more important for men to set aside time to exercise, eat right and manage their stress. Because men tend to internalize their stressors, stress and stress-related illness is of great concern, according to the WebMD article, Admit It Men, You’re Stressed. Webmd.com’s Stress Management Health Center goes on to explain that “Ongoing, chronic stress…can cause or exacerbate many serious health problems,” ranging from depression to sexual dysfunction to high blood More >