Do Sauna Suits Really Help You Lose Weight?

Do Sauna Suits Really Help You Lose Weight?

A New Study Sets Out to See if Sauna Suits Actually Live Up to the Claims Is a sauna suit on your wish list this Christmas?  Never considered one before, you say? Well you might want to ask Santa for one this year.  Why?  Well, it turns out they there’s real science behind these sweat suits.   I never would have believed it myself if it wasn’t for a legit study done by Lance C. Dalleck, Ph.D., and researchers at Western State Colorado University.  They wanted to see if there were any health-related benefits associated with exercise training while wearing a sauna suit, so they ran a trial on a group of people who were overweight or obese. The non-profit organization, ACE, sponsored the study.  In the past, ACE found that short-term training in a sauna suit improves heat acclimation and endurance training. But what about non-athletes who are not pursuing performance-related goals? Will the typical gym-goer, who is seeking weight loss or improved fitness, see any benefit from wearing a sauna suit during his or her workouts?  Keep reading…. The study by Dalleck and his team used the Kutting Weight sauna suits made of Neoprene for their study.  Not exactly what the fashion forward exerciser would consider couture, but certainly a cut above the predecessors that looked like garbage bags.  Fashion aside, there is already concrete evidence that exercise combined with heat therapy provides cardiovascular health benefits.  And we know from the landmark Finnish sauna studies, that there’s a myriad of health benefits associated with bathing in saunas for 20 minutes. 4 to 7 times a week.  Now...

Ever Wonder Which Fitness & Weight Loss Products are the Real Deal and which are Scams? Don’t Believe the Hype

Find out how you can determine truth from fiction and reality from hype. Six Minutes to Six Pack Abs! The All Natural Pill That Melts Fat! Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Days! Weight Loss Secrets They Don’t Want You to Know About! No doubt you’ve seen ads and headlines like these before. Maybe they lured you in or at least made you curious enough to click, call or turn to the page. With new studies coming out all time relating to our health and fitness, it’s hard enough to get accurate, fully vetted information from real news sources, much less from sensational headlines we see on the internet, magazine stands or even on drug store shelves.   We all want to believe scientists will discover the magic bullet to melt muffin tops (safely) or find the foolproof method to make muscle faster or even unearth a natural ingredient that quells hunger and fights fat. But alas, there are no miracle cures for being soft, lazy and hungry. Or, should I say, no legal or non-prescription way. The cold hard truth we need to accept is that the headlines are marketing tactics to get your limited amount of attention and that there’s no “fast and easy” way (aside from having David Beckham’s or Gisele Bundchen’s DNA) to lose fat, make muscle, spot reduce or tone up a jiggly area.   Even so, that doesn’t stop the sensational ads from giving us false hope that a bikini model body, sculpted muscles and washboard abs are just one pill, cream, 30-day program or exercise device away from achieving our goal.  Dr. Cedric...

Why You Should Never Let Injuries Stop You For Too Long

To most athletes, injuries are the kiss of death.  Career killers.  But that's if you're a competitive pro and making your living by winning championships.  Most people won't lose their ability to earn an income from a sports injury.  I fall somewhere in between.  While I don't get paid based on how many playoffs I'm in, I do need to be able to physically lift weights, demonstrate exercises and look somewhat aspirational.  At one point in my career, I thought it was all over.  After a bad accident and a devastating diagnosis from spine doctors, my health and wellbeing took an unexpected turn. I did an interview with ACE, the American Council on Exercise where I discussed my career.  Here's a snippet about how injuries don't have to stop you.  They can only slow you down or send you on a detour. Click here: ACE...