Hungover? Head to the Sauna!

Sauna may be the best way to sweat out the late night booze. Here is the Finnish solution

According to This is Finland, the correct way to enjoy the steam is “to take off all your clothes and… sit, naked, with others for a while and sweat. Then you will go outside and jump (still naked) through a small hole in the ice on a lake, the sea or whatever and refresh yourselves in the freezing water—or roll in the snow instead.” This hot and cold back-and-forth might seem crazy, but not to Finns. A few rounds of plunging into near-freezing waters than retreating into near-boiling air is believed to be the perfect remedy to a night of heavy boozing.

Toi be honest, I don’t do the hole inthe ice or the snow thing. But a cool shower is pretty refreshing when your body temp has gone up. The rise is body temp is largely on the skin (not your innards).

Any cause to worry? I have heard that folks with heart problems might want to keep the temperature changes minor, but aside from that, I think you are good to go!

BTW,  I would moderate the boozing in the sauna. Replacing water with booze can be a bit shocking!


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