Health & Wellness
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 >
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and with more than 30,000 Americans contracting this disease each year, we at Sunlighten have a deep understanding of its devastating effects. In our work with those with Lyme disease, we have discovered that adding infrared sauna therapy to their treatment regimen helps in a variety of ways.
Lyme disease – caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi – is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged or deer ticks, and can have lifelong debilitating effects such as arthritis, fatigue and even neurological deficits. Sweating in the infrared sauna flushes fat-soluble toxins (including heavy metals) out of the More >
According to the American Stroke Association, stroke is a serious health risk affecting 795,000 Americans each year. It is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability, in the U.S. today.
In our own celebration of healthy living, we at Sunlighten support American Stroke Month and its counterpart, High Blood Pressure Education Month.
The good news: Infrared sauna technology offers health benefits can be an important and effective part of reducing the overall impact of these deadly health issues.
According to Jeffrey L. Saver, M.D., professor of Neurology and director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at University of California Los Angeles and American Stroke More >
Today, up to one in every five people suffer from common hay fever, according to the UK’s National Health Service. And if you live in one of these “allergy capitals” in the U.S., you are likely already experiencing some symptoms.
Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to beat back the symptoms and relieve allergies that many of us are experiencing as spring weather arrives. According to CNN, a few good ways to combat spring allergies are:
- Start taking your antihistamine before your allergies are triggered.
- Keep your windows closed. If it’s time to turn on the air conditioner, change your air More >
If you’re anything like us, the change from winter to spring is wreaking havoc on your skin. Your body’s largest organ, the skin, works 24/7 to protect your body from the elements — and has to work hard to adjust to the sometimes daily highs and lows that come with springtime weather.
Fortunately, Sunlighten Infrared Saunas promote healthy skin year-round, whether you are seeking anti-aging effects, or general skin rejuvenation from the deep detoxification benefits produced by Sunlighten Infrared Saunas.
Infrared light (experienced as heat) is the invisible part of the sun’s spectrum, and it has the ability to penetrate human tissue to produce a host of health benefits. It is naturally occurring from the sun and is the basis for all Sunlighten infrared saunas.
Far Infrared and Your Body
Because infrared sauna therapy heats the body directly rather than simply warming the air, it raises the core body temperature and produces a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where most toxins reside. In addition, far infrared saunas aid in blood pressure reduction & weight loss, burning up to 600 calories in one 40 More >
Thanks to the continued reports of positive effects of Sunlighten therapies for children with autism, we are more committed than ever to continue our partnership with the National Autism Association (NAA) to provide additional help and hope: For the month of April (which is Autism Awareness Month), Sunlighten is donating a portion of sales to NAA!
Why are we such big supporters of the National Autism Association? As parents, we are all witness to the growing epidemic of autism, and we care deeply about its effects on the children who live with it More >
We’ve been touting the results of Dr. Michelle Olson’s recent study (Michele Olson, PhD, a principal researcher at the Auburn University Montgomery Kinesiology Laboratory); in which she concluded that stretching in full spectrum infrared saunas led to a 205% improvement in flexibility. Furthermore, it was noted that the more deeply penetrated the heat, the better one’s flexibility will be.
Prevention Magazine is telling the world about the amazing results of Dr. Olson’s study, in their January 2014 issue! In a nutshell, Dr. Olson asked 12 volunteers to relax in the sauna for 10 -15 minutes, and then instructed them to perform some basic stretches in More >