Posted by Sunlighten on 16 January 2017

Infrared Sauna vs Exercise - Combine both for better results

Mark was looking to drop a few kilos. He had indulged over the festive season and never really been into exercise. After a recommendation from a friend, he researched infrared saunas on the internet and discovered a study showing the ability to burn calories during a session1.


Consequently, Mark came to us curious about weight loss. He confessed that he regularly drinks wine with dinner and eats pretty much whatever he wants.


‘If an infrared sauna burns calories… then why would I exercise?’ he asked.


We responded by explaining that infrared saunas are a helpful tool for weight loss, but work best when enjoyed in conjunction with exercise and proper nutrition.


Our mission is to help people like Mark get to a point where they are living a well-rounded lifestyle.

The Difference

What makes the difference? Regular use of an infrared sauna separates those who experience tremendous wellness improvements through infrared saunas, from those who merely enjoy slight changes from occasional use?

Instead of relying entirely on infrared saunas to lose weight, keep the following in mind: 

infrared sauna exercise

Amplify your results through exercise

For most people, their motivation to improving fitness goes through peaks and troughs.


The Australian Department of Health recommends 2 ½ to 5 hours of moderate intensity physical activity each week or 1.25 – 2.5 hours of vigorous intensity physical activity each week2.

This may not be achievable however setting a clear, measurable goal will be the best way to get started. A simple idea: walk at moderate pace for 30 minutes, three nights per week as well as your sauna sessions.


Beginning with a small, achievable goal will help you build momentum and sustainable habits. You will feel the benefits and be motivated to continue.

Make balanced nutrition a priority

The sauna ritual has been used for centuries to improve one’s vitality and wellbeing.


We don’t provide medical advice, but based on independent research, infrared saunas can help you achieve a greater state of relaxation, remove nasty toxins, assist with your skin complexion, boost your cardiovascular system and impact your lifestyle for the better.


Saunas should be used in conjunction with a balanced diet. For example, the Natural Nutritionist provides insights into the importance of gut health in our previous article.

infrared sauna exercise 2

Hydration is important

We recommend a 30-45 minute session per day (depending on how your body is feeling). It is crucial to remain hydrated before, during and after your session. Infrared saunas are an enjoyable, relaxing experience. If that is not the case for you then you are overdoing it and not getting all the benefits of true infrared.


Looking to request a quote?

Among the emerging therapies in the wellness space, infrared saunas empower you to be your healthiest.

Has researching infrared saunas been overwhelming? No need for concern. Simply talk to our friendly staff, who will answer your questions and make the buying process easily understood.

Visit the mPulse page here and click 'Get a Quote' 

mpulse sauna infrared view



1 Dr. Masakazu Imamura, MD, et al. Repeated Thermal Therapy Improves Impaired Vascular Endothelial Function in Patients With Coronary Risk Factors. Vol. 38, No. 4, 2001. Journal of American College of Cardiology: pp 1083-1088.
2 Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. 10 July 2014. Australian Government Department of Health.
*Sunlighten does not provide medical advice. We recommend you consult with a health care practitioner if you are unsure if using an infrared sauna is right for you. For best results, our saunas should be used in conjunction with an appropriate diet and exercise program. Individual results may vary.

Talk To Us


mPulse Range

Conquer - 3 person


Your Details

Or we have sales consultants available 7 days a week on

0800 004 623