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6 Health Benefits Of The Sauna (And How To Get The Most Out Of It)

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Blum N, Blum A. Beneficial effects of sauna bathing for heart failure patients. Exp Clin Cardiol. 2007;12(1):29-32.

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Kunutsor SK, Laukkanen T, Laukkanen JA. Sauna bathing reduces the risk of respiratory disease: a long-term prospective cohort study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2017;32:1107-1111

Laitinen LA, Lindqvist A, Heino M. Lungs and ventilation in sauna. Ann Clin Res. 1988;20:244-248.

Laukkanen JA, Laukkanen T. Sauna bathing and systemic inflammation. Eur J Epid. 2018;33:351-353

Laukkanen T, Kunutsor S, Kauhanen J, et al. Sauna bathing is inversely associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in middle-aged Finnish men. Age and Aging. 2017;46;245-249

Laukkanen T, Kunutsor SK, Zaccardi F, et al. Acute effects of sauna bathing on cardiovascular function. J Human Hyperten. 2018;32;129-138

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Magalhães FD, Amorim FT, Freitas Passos RL, et al. Heat and exercise acclimation increases intracellular levels of Hsp72 and inhibits exercise-induced increase in intracellular and plasma Hsp72 in humans. Cell Stress Chaperones 2010;15:885–895.

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Saadat H, Sadeghi R, Motamedi MR, et al. Potential Role of Thermal Therapy as an Adjunct Treatment in Congestive Heart Failure. J Teh Univ Heart Ctr. 2009;3:149-158.

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7 Body and Mind Benefits of Building Muscle

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Grace Rattue. “Diabetes Population May Rise To 53 Million Within 13 Years In USA.”Medical News Today. MediLexicon, Intl., 18 May. 2012. Web.

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Lemmey AB, Marcora SM, Chester K, et al. Effects of a High-Intensity Resistance Training in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Arth & Rheu. 2009;61(12):1726-34

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9 Strength Training Benefits For Health, Fitness, And Anti-Aging

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9 Reasons To Stop Doing Cardio Or Endurance Training

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Anderson T, Lane AR, Hackney AC. Cortisol and testosterone dynamics following exhaustive endurance exercise. Eur J Appl  Physiol. 2016;116(8):1503-1509.

Bojana P, Popovic D, Djuro A. Exercise Stress: Focus on Catabolic /Anabolic Interplay Between Cortisol, Testosterone, and Sex Hormone Binding Globulin in Professional Athletes. J Med Biochem. 2019;38(1):6-12.

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Chung N, Park MY, Kim J, et al. Non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT): a component of total daily energy expenditure. J Exerc Nutrition Biochem. 2018;22(2):23-30.

Crewther BT, Cook C, Cardinale W, et al. Two emerging concepts for elite athletes: the short-term effects of testosterone and cortisol on the neuromuscular system and the dose-response training role of these endogenous hormones. Sports Med. 2011;41(2):103-23.

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Hagmar M, Hirschberg AL, Bergland L. Special attention to the weight-control strategies employed by Olympic athletes striving for leanness is required. Clin J Sport Med. 2008;18(1):5-9.

Hamill J, Gruber AH. Is changing footstrike pattern beneficial to runners? J Sport Health Sci. 2017;6(2):146-153.

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Nieman DC. Post-Exercise Skeletal Muscle Glycogen Related to Plasma Cytokines and Muscle IL-6 Protein Content, But Not Muscle Cytokine MRNA Expression. Front Nutr. 2015. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2015.00027

Scofield KL, Hecht S. Bone Health in Endurance Athletes: Runners, Cyclists, and Swimmers.

Stelzer I, Kröpfl JM, Fuchs R, et al. Ultra-endurance exercise induces stress and inflammation and affects circulating hematopoietic progenitor cell function. Scan J Med Sci Sport. 2015;25(5):e442-e450.

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Washburn RA, Lambourne K, Szabo AN, et al. Does increased prescribed exercise alter non-exercise physical activity/energy expenditure in healthy adults? A systemic review. Clin Obes. 2014;4(1):1-20.

Adrenal Fatigue: What You Need To Know

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Cadegiani FA, Kater CE. Adrenal fatigue does not exist: a systematic review. BMC Endocrine Disorders. 2016;16:48

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Amino Acids: What You Need to Know

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Antioxidants And Exercise: Why They're Not A Great Combination

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Phaniendra A, Jestadi DB, Periyasamy L. Free Radicals: Properties, Sources, Targets, And Their Implications In Various Diseases. Indian J Clin Biochem. 2015;30(1):11-26

Are You Going to Get a Flu Shot?

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: What Is It? How Does It Work?

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Domingos E, Polito MD. Blood pressure response between resistance exercise with and without blood flow restriction: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Life Sci. 2018;209:122-131.

Hackney KJ, Brown WJ, Stone KA, Tennent DJ. The Role of Blood Flow Restriction Training to Mitigate Sarcopenia, Dynapenia, and Enhance Clinical Recovery. Tech Orthop. 2018;33:98-105.

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Cardiac Cachexia: Symptoms And Strategies To Slow Weight Loss

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Is Coffee Good For You, or Is It Bad For You?

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Collagen: Health Benefits and How to Supplement With Collagen Peptides

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Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): What it is. How to get rid of it.

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Digestive Enzymes: What You Need to Know

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Do Detox Diets Work?

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Glutathione: Health Benefits And How To Raise Your Levels

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Gluten Consumption, Babies, and the Risk of Type I Diabetes

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Growth Hormone: How to Avoid Low Levels and Boost GH Naturally

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Is Hydrogen-Rich Water Good For You?

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Lavender and Tea Tree Essential Oils and Gynecomastia (Boys with Boobs)

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Limonene: Health Benefits Of An Essential Oils Constituent

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Low-Carb vs Low-Fat vs High-Protein: Which Diet Is Best?

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Low Thyroid Or Hypothyroidism: What You Need to Know

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Magnesium: What You Need to Know

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One Reason (Of Many) to Avoid a Vegan Diet

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Peppermint Essential Oil: Health and Fitness Benefits

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