Should you use the sauna before or after your workout? | Jari Laukkanen
Exercise promotes the release of insulin-like growth factor-1 and its downstream targets, growth hormone and brain-derived neurotrophic factor, to drive muscle and neuron growth. Sauna use increases these factors, too, and when used post-exercise, may have a synergistic effect to improve cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological health. Strength training, however, may have deleterious effects on arterial compliance, a critical aspect of cardiovascular health. Sauna improves arterial compliance and may provide a means to counter some of the negative effects of training. In this clip, Drs. Rhonda Patrick and Jari Laukkanen discuss the advantages of sauna use post-exercise.
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