Health & Wellness
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 >
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 >
Every day we are exposed to hundreds of chemicals, from cosmetic products and household cleaners to the air we breathe and the foods we eat. The body’s natural detoxification system helps to break down and get rid of many of these chemicals, but in this age of chemical overabundance, the liver and kidneys are often overworked, leading to a buildup of chemicals in our bodies.
This chemical burden makes regular detoxification a critical practice for your health and wellbeing. Being smart about what you eat and drink can help support your liver and kidneys and aid the body in its natural More >
When it comes to health and exercise, stretching often takes a backseat to exercise – it’s the prerequisite to working out, but one that many people skip. But stretching actually has its own set of health benefits, from increased athletic performance to decreased risk of injury. At Sunlighten, we believe in the value of stretching – and believe that you can kick it up a notch by stretching in a sauna. Step into a sauna, and you enter a whole new world. Stress melts away, muscles relax, and you feel at ease. Combine the powers of stretching with a Sunlighten More >
You may take a variety of steps to protect your health and boost your immune system, but you likely have a variety of products in your house that do the exact opposite. From toilet bowl cleaners to air fresheners, the household product industry is surprisingly unregulated, subject to no FDA-required safety tests. This lack of protective oversight is based on the erroneous belief that chemicals on the skin are not absorbed into the body and bloodstream. People who use nicotine patches or progesterone cream know this is false.
Environmental experts believe we share our homes with about 62 toxic chemicals. While More >
Warm weather is right around the corner, which means it’s high time for tick season. Young deer ticks, the notorious carriers of the spirochete that causes Lyme Disease, are most active from mid-May to mid-August. And since May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, here’s a look at the illness, as well as a variety of natural healing options.
Lyme Disease: An Overview
Caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne illness in North America. Lyme disease is transmitted through an infected deer tick bite; in most cases, the tick must remain attached for 36 hours or more More >
An often-overlooked but critical aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is blood circulation. Your blood flushes out toxins and keeps your heart pumping, affecting every one of your body’s conscious and subconscious processes. Here are five steps you can take today to improve your health and naturally increase circulation.
1. Regular Exercise
A regular, varied exercise regimen is key to promoting healthy blood circulation. After all, the heart is a muscle, and it needs just as much attention as your biceps and triceps. With exercise, variety is vital. The treadmill alone will not keep your body strong and your blood flowing properly.
The More >
Every day, you’re subjected to pollutants and stress that can lead to an accumulation of toxins in your system. As a result, you may feel sluggish, ill, and just not at your best. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this that will get you feeling better immediately: a detox bath.
The foundation of any good detox bath is Epsom salts, with are essentially powdered magnesium, a well-known natural sedative. There are a number of benefits of Epsom salts, including both detoxification and relaxation. Although magnesium has a myriad of benefits for our bodies, it is easier absorbed through the skin More >
There’s no better time than right now to take charge of your overall health, and exercise is a critical component. As important as exercise is for our health and well-being, sometimes our hectic lives don’t allow enough time to get to the gym. And if you are enduring cold winter weather, getting outside to exercise is not a very pleasant option!
Fortunately, Sunlighten offers a fantastic winter weather workout option, right in your own home: hot yoga. Yes, your sauna can also be an incredible resource and supporting tool for your daily exercise routine. Imagine feeling energized, rejuvenated, purified, and relaxed More >
It’s that time of year again: time to Go Red at Sunlighten Saunas! In honor of the American Heart Association’s American Heart Month, Go Red for Women, and National Wear Red Day on February 6, Sunlighten is working hard to support heart health and to spread the word about heart disease.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States, yet only one in five American women know that heart disease is a threat to their health. The good news: National Wear Red Day is increasing the number of women who are taking charge of their More >