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Infrared Training and Detox

Four years ago, in the early stages of the HOTWORX franchise development, when I would write about the effectiveness of infrared training and the massive sweating and detox that occurs inside of the sauna, I was met with with resistance from some of the leaders in the traditional yoga circles. The yoga experts swore that sweating was only good for cooling the body temperature and that no Detox occurs. These were the non-hot yoga leaders, of course. Even in the face of mounting research and evidence to the contrary, they stuck to that line. We know that detox does indeed occur from sweating and infrared induced sweating causes a 7X increase in detox. Research confirms this.

Common sense confirms it too. Sweating is good for you. One of the ways toxins and toxicants are removed from the body is through sweat. Sweating provides a cleanse from within. The most efficient and fastest way to a good sweat is from working out in an infrared sauna.

I wrote about detox in my book. Here is an excerpt from HOT EXERCISE Chapter 8 - HOTWORX for Detoxing:

“SHERRY ROGERS, MD, author of Detoxify or Die, has this to say about toxic substances and detox:
“Studies now confirm that diet and environmental chemicals cause 95% of cancers. Since the far-infrared sauna is the safest, most efficacious, and economical way of depurating stored toxins, this makes it a household necessity.”
I remember seeing a newsfeed declaring, “1 in 6 deaths on the planet are linked to pollution.” My first thought was, How shocking, and my second was just sadness. We are destroying our environment and killing ourselves in the process. When I searched to find that news story, I discovered the Lancet Commission on pollution and health. From the Lancet Commission report, I learned that pollution causes more disease and premature deaths than any other thing in the world today, including 9 million premature deaths in 2015, a full 16 percent of all deaths for that year! This was three times more than from AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and 15 times more than all forms of violence including wars.”

With the amount of pollution in the air we breathe, the liquids we drink, the items we touch, and the food we eat, all of us need to have a detox plan. Why not elevate your detox while you’re getting your workout?

Upgrade your fitness. Train in an infrared sauna for more sweat and greater detox!👊🔥

Stephen P. Smith, MA
CEO and Creator of HOTWORX, Author, Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player, Certified Professional Trainer