People participate in the Otepaa Sauna Marathon in Otepaa February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins
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Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests.THE RESULTSDeaths from heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems were nearly two times more common in men who used saunas once weekly than in those who used saunas at least four times weekly. Deaths from other causes were also more common in men who used saunas infrequently.The amount of time spent in the sauna mattered, too. Fatal heart-related deaths were less common in men whose sauna sessions lasted more than 19 minutes, compared with those who spent less than 11 minutes in the sauna.SAUNA SPECIFICSSauna rooms were 79 degrees Celsius, on average for the most frequent users, but slightly lower for men who only used saunas once weekly.
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