It's Official: Sauna Is Good For Your Skin (and it's even become a sport)

Aug 10, 2008 | Posted by: Cash | Full story: www.scientificblogging.com

Sauna has long been a cottage industry in Finland and the entire Northern hemisphere, with Scandinavians and Russians claiming to have used saunas for cleansing and relaxation for over 2,500 years.
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I suggest you read this study at a much lower temperature than 230F, which is basically boiling air.

That's pretty darn hot, even for 12 minutes.
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Too hot or too cold, a shock to the body??? I would like to see more studies, especially on the risk to benefit ratio with the radioactive hot baths.

Speaking of a sport, I have one to suggest. Cone throwing!

A telephone-line repairer came to my manor yesterday, he threw his traffic cones from the back of the truck to the front. When he heard that I was impressed with the free show, he talked of his years of training. Good to watch!

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Aug 11, 2008
 
Jep, jep. It's good for the pores. I'd never heard of it being a sport, though.

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The Five Star Sauna link was interesting. Who knew a sauna should face west, although I guess that makes sense.

Here is the Pacific Northwest I've seen many homemade sweat lodges. Here's some links to making your own:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Sweat-Bath-in-t...
http://www.ehow.com/how_2092562_create-sweat-...

If you're a Lost fan, then here's a link about the sweat lodge that Locke made, etc.

http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/Sweat_lodge

This person wrote the book on sweat (no, really - they wrote a book called "Sweat") and they have lot of info and links posted here:

http://cyberbohemia.com/Pages/sweat.htm

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Aug 11, 2008
 
"Here is the Pacific Northwest" should be <Here in the Pacific Northwest>, but you knew that.

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TrilbyKat wrote:
"Here is the Pacific Northwest" should be <Here in the Pacific Northwest>, but you knew that.
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It's the cool thing about neuroscience. I never knew you wrote 'is' until you pointed it out. Brains are self-correcting, I suppose, unless the errors are annoying.

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