March 21, 2022

114 | It's Getting Hot In Herre... | The Health Benefits Of Heat Exposure

Show Summary:

Some people like it hot and some like the cold.  But, did you know there are actual health benefits to both and it's not just a comfort thing?  Today, in episode 114 of The Fat & Broke Podcast, we explore the concept of heat exposure, what it is used for, and who can benefit from it.

Is Peter trying to justify the purchase of his sauna? We discuss!

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Action Items/Conclusions:

Sauna bathing is associated with many health benefits, from cardiovascular and mental health to athletic endurance. It is generally considered safe for healthy adults and may be safe for special populations with appropriate medical supervision. Heat stress via sauna elicits hormetic responses driven by molecular mechanisms that protect the body from damage, similar to those elicited by moderate to vigorous-intensity exercise, and may offer a means to forestall the effects of aging.

Topics Discussed:

  • Heat Exposure
  • Sauna
  • Hyperthermia
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Adaptation
  • Heart disease
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Dementia
  • Heat Shock Proteins
  • Mental Health
  • Hormones
  • Fitness and Performance
  • Detoxification


  • None

Thanks for listening!