Is a Sauna Good for a good protection against the virus ?
Breathing deeply for just 20 minutes in a hot sauna will kill a high percentage of any virus that happens to be invading the upper respiratory system
According to research article published on the 31st of July 2011 – The Effects of Temperature and Relative Humidity on the Viability of the SARS Coronavirus
The SARS CoV virus is easily killed by heat at 56°C for 15 minutes .
Please read full article https://www.hindawi.com/journals/av/2011/734690/
Is a Sauna Good for a Cold?
German research has shown that if you’ve got a sniffle, that the sauna is the place to be. Regular sauna or team room use can significantly reduce the chance of contracting colds and flu.
As the body is exposed to the high heat of a steam room, more white blood cells are produced, which help to fight off illnesses and kill viruses. And, even if you’ve already caught the cold, steam can help ease the symptoms of sinus congestion or sore throats.
Pro Tip: Another important part of fighting a cold is staying hydrated. Your body needs a lot of extra fluids to combat cold and flu viruses. If you spend time sweating in a steamy sauna, it’s even more important to drink plenty of water to replenish your body’s fluids.
Saunas are designed to increase body temperature and relieve pain and stress in the following ways:
– Heat and increased sweating can have a detoxifying effect on your body.
– Saunas can help open airways and make it easier to breathe, which is particularly helpful for congestion symptoms.
– Heat increases blood flow and oxygenation, which carries immunity boosters throughout your body.
– Elevated levels of oxygen in your brain (from increased blood flow) help to alleviate fatigue and muscle soreness.
New coronavirus is not resistant to high temperatures!