Does Sauna Burn Calories? | How Much Weight Can You Lose In a Sauna?
It is true that saunas do burn off calories, be it a traditional sauna or an infrared sauna. However, on average, we burn about 80% of the calorie intake even when we are doing absolutely nothing. Therefore, while saunas do burn calories, they are just do 1.5 to 2 times more than usual calorie burn.
An estimate of the number of calories burned in saunas can be found by using the BMR calculator. Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the minimum number of calories required to keep your body functioning effectively at rest.
The BMR of an average 5 ft. 5 inches tall, 30 year-old woman weighing 150 pounds is 1,492 calories, which means she would naturally burn an estimate of 31 calories per 30 minutes. Using the same BMR Calculator this woman will burn around 46.5 to 62 calories while sitting in a sauna for the same amount of time…