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Is it good to take a steam bath after workout?

submitted on September 25, 2010 by emma123 in "Member's Lounge"
I have started going to gym for work out and after the workout i am taking steam bath or Sona for around 15 mnts. Some people say its good some people say you should not do that.

Any inputs should i stop taking steam bath/Sona?
        

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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 26, 2010
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    It's "sauna" and the answer is "NO" since you're already dehydrated from working out & this will only make it worse. The exception is if you really, really drink a LOT of water and fluid to replace what your body is losing. It's supposed to be good for clearing out your pores but if they are dirty from sweat it can make you break out. Better to shower 1st. I used to be a certified exercise instructor before MS floored me.
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      Posted by emma123 on September 26, 2010
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      Thanks ....what about steam bath.I do take lot of water and fluid.
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      Posted by siggy38 on September 26, 2010
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      After a long or strenuous workout, it's important to keep the muscles flexible so they don't lock up or become stiff. The heat and humidity of steam rooms help to keep the muscles relaxed and flexible. Steam rooms can also help to reduce joint pains after physical activity.
      http://www.ehow.com/about_5373.....rkout.html
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    Posted by arzkar on September 26, 2010
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    Makes an impotant contribution to the health of the shower after sports. The important thing to consider on this subject, is cold sweat after shower. Immediately after the sport, than the hot body is quite large vessels. In this case, the hot water from the shower,further expansion of blood vessels and causes blood pressure to fall. In addition, less blod goes to the heart and begins to nutritional problems. Extreme cold water showers in the blood vessels taking blood pressure to rise suddenly and caouse shinkage. This also creates the risk of infarction . Best of all, the sweat is to shower with warm water after it has cooled.
    I hope it helps.
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    Posted by DebsFreebies on September 26, 2010
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    I would think it best, though, to take a shower at some point after a work out Mr Green
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    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on September 26, 2010
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    I disagree, the avatar is a pic of me, and I go and hang with my friends, it's nice to cleanse
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on September 26, 2010
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      Your pretty cute, Jack! But what's that in your mouth? A twinkie?
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    • emma123
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      Posted by emma123 on September 26, 2010
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      I doubt Mr Green
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    • arzkar
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      Posted by arzkar on September 26, 2010
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      yes me too Big Grin
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    Posted by orangearrows on September 27, 2010
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    I do it all the time - works great for me - but Deby is right in saying that you would need to replenish fluids.

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