"...because if it melted your fat cells, I see no particular reason to think that it wouldn’t also liquefy the cells in your skin, heart, eyes, and testicles."
So I could not stop laughing every time I read that sentence. Here's the rest of that blog from the great guys at Obesity Panacea:
Energy expenditure and weight loss
Some infrared sauna proponents claim that the sauna is an effective method for considerably raising the rate of energy expenditure in the body. Proponents typically quote the Journal of the American Medical Association stating: "A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal, which is equivalent to running 2–3 miles. A heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 600–800 kcal with no adverse effects. While the weight of the water loss can be regained by drinking water, the calories consumed will not be." This statement is based on the amount of energy absorbed by sweat evaporating from the skin. It is equivalent to the latent heat of vaporization of water, which is 539 kcal/kg (2260 kJ/kg). The source of this energy is then confused to be body energy stores, while the source is in fact the excessive heat absorbed from the sauna. The body reacts to the excess heat flux by increasing perspiration. This does not increase body heat generation and calorie burn. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared_sauna
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MORE ZUMBA AND NOW 515 A.M. CLASSES ON THE WAY!
Beginning THIS TUESDAY WE WILL HAVE ZUMBA AT 530 pm with ANGEL & 630 pm TURBOKICK w/JANINE (Pi-YO remains at 530 w/TAMIE in the PiYO room.) We will start early morning TUES/THURS 515 am ZUMBA ON TUES MAY 31 w/ANGEL and Tues/Thurs 430 pm ZUMABTOMIC for the kids w/Norma May 31. With enough kids we can start the Zumbatomic sooner. Please give us your feedback on these great schedule changes!
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