Steam bath vs. Sauna vs. neither?

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  1. ZeeMox

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    I've been paying a nice chunk of change for my gym each month and I thought I should probably investigate some of these features I'm paying for and blatantly ignoring :o

    I've read some web sites that say half an hour (or was it an hour?) in a sauna can burn up to 600 calories. That sounds a little :hsugh: :hsugh: :hsugh: to me. I knew it had skin benefits and all that, but that sounds like a bit much to burn sitting on your ass.

    I also read steam baths are better because the mist keeps your body from expelling heat, but that you shouldn't spend more than 15 minutes in them... which makes them not better at all. Again... :hsugh:

    And since we all know everything we read on the internet is true, I thought maybe F&N could give me some insight.
     
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    I skip out on those features too, but always say how I'm gonna start doing it. They are supposed to be great for you in moderation.
     
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    This thread didn't turn out to be quite as useful as I was hoping.
     
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    DRY Sauna can increase recovery
     
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    Saunas FTW.
     
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    i got a steam room and a sauna at mine.. i should check it out.. plus its unisex =)
     
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    All this time I've been looking for one good reason to go down under...
     
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    Our university gym saunas are unisex. I mean as far as I know, theres two of them and they dont have signs or anything.
     
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    I can't stand saunas. I moved away from El Paso, TX to get away from dry heat...not about to pay to sit in dry heat.
     
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    That's weird. It's supposed to be good for your skin, if nothing else. You shower afterwards?
     
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    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    Dry sauna
     
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    Damn, I tried a steam bath today. That shit was weird and uncomfortable.

    I'll try a dry sauna next time, but I dunno if this is my cup of tea. Anyone know how well a book holds up in those temperatures?
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    I sweat like a motherfucker in a sauna so I guess its good for getting out water weight.

    Steam rooms are pretty cool but the one at our rec center smells like asshole.
     
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    Mine smelled like a hermit's shack in a rainforest, which is to say, a hint of pleasant and a massive amount of nasty man-body.

    Yeah, gonna go for the sauna next time.
     
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    Well it's not going to burst into flames or anything... :hsugh:
     
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    :hsugh: I was thinking more like curling the edges of the pages and just fucking it up in general.
     
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    cavefish You ain't a crook son, you just a shook one

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    If I brought a book to a sauna I would sweat all over it.
     
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