Sauna suits

Sauna suits may be the answer for you if you want the benefits of sitting in a sauna, but can't afford one or don't have room for one just now. Or, if you're going on vacation or business travel, a sweat suit is a portable alternative to the sauna you have to leave at home. It's also a great way to increase sweating, weight loss, and toxin removal while you do your regular exercise routine.

A sauna suit, or a sweat suit, is designed to promote a lot of sweating when you wear it to work out. Sweat suits are often used to help athletes lose weight through excessive sweating, especially boxers or wrestlers, for whom weight class is extremely important, but they are gaining more popularity among the non-professional athlete market.

Even if you don't need to lose water weight, a sweat suit can help you rid your body of toxins. As you exercise and work out, your body is cleaning house and sending toxins towards your skin to be eliminated with sweat.

There are a few types of sweat suits to choose from. Sweat suits are usually made from PVC material, but you can also use a vinyl sauna suit (rubberized vinyl), or Tyvek.

Tyvek, if you're not familiar with it or can't place the name, is a rip-proof material used to make large sized shipping envelopes. And like the Tyvek envelopes, your Tyvek slimming suit will be incredibly lightweight and tear resistant.

Or, you can purchase sweat suits that are more form fitting and can be worn alone, like sauna shorts. The Kutting Weight Sweat Suit is a short sleeved, short legged (shorts) suit designed to be worn under clothing as you work out. The neoprene in the Kutting Weight suit wicks moisture away from your body.

Whichever you buy, be sure they will hold up under the stress of whatever activity you will be participating in.

Buy a suit that is loose enough to not be constricting. You should wear light clothing under it. Some people like to wear thin pajamas underneath to keep the suit from sticking to their skin once they start sweating.

When you're done working out, simply turn the suit inside out and rinse it in warm water with a bit of detergent. Then hang it up to dry for your next workout.

So how much does a sweat suit cost? You can find them online for as little as $11.99, but you can also find them for upwards of $80 or more. Either way, it's a less expensive alternative to a sauna if you just can't purchase one yet for whatever reason. Or, it's an inexpensive way to take your sauna with you on vacation or business trips.

You might even like to take it skiing with you, or in other cold climates, to keep warm your body up after being out in the cold weather and elements.

If you go hiking or camping in cold weather, take a sauna suit with you to keep warm at night. And especially if you should encounter an emergency and are stuck in freezing weather overnight, a sauna suit will keep you warm and might just save your life.

Sauna suit alternatives are also available, like a "slimmer belt" which is a form-fitting neoprene belt worn around the waist to promote sweating and fat loss.

While you can lose weight in a sauna or sauna suit, remember that a lot, if not most, of the weight lost will be from sweat - or water loss. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to keep your body hydrated, healthy, and functioning most efficiently. One pound less on the scale is not worth the physical problems or medical emergency you'll face if you get severely dehydrated.

As with all things, start using your sauna suit in moderation, especially until you get used to it. And always listen to your body. If you feel you're getting too overheated, by all means, remove the suit, get cooler, and drink plenty of rehydrating liquids.

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