FoundMyFitness — Jari Laukkanen

On: Sauna Use for the Prevention of Cardiovascular & Alzheimer’s Disease

Episode: N/A

Date: June 2017

Key Subjects:

  • See Sauna write-up
  • Sauna sweet spot is 20 minutes minimum, 79 degrees Celsius (174F).
  • Benefits of sauna:
    • Lowers risk of CVD:
      • Lower blood pressure.
      • Balances autonomic nervous system.
      • Improves arterial health.
    • Lowers risk of neurodegenerative disease:
      • Repairs mis-folded protein aggregates in the brain.
    • Positive impact on mood.
    • Muscle repair post exercise (upregulates growth hormones).

Key Takeaways:

  • Use sauna for 20 minutes at appropriate heat.

Worth Listening:

Decently interesting conversation, but may be more helpful to read FoundMyFitness notes ( on the same subject (as summarized here).


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