Calories Burned Using Sauna Calculator

Sauna Calculator

Figure out how many calories you burn in a sauna by filling out the form below. Enter your height, weight (in kilograms or pounds), and the time you spent in the sauna. After you figure out the calories you've burned, keep on scrolling for some vital info about using the sauna.

Sauna Calorie Calculator

Warning: It is recommended to stay in the sauna for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time and not more than 45 minutes without breaks.

How many calories burned in sauna for 10 minutes?

A 250 pound man can burn up to 37 calories just by sitting in a sauna.

How long is too long for the sauna?

In general, you should try and spend no more than 20 minutes at a time in the sauna without a break. Without a break, anything past 45 minutes could be dangerous as you'll be losing water quickly.

This advice, of course, does not preclude guidance from a medical professional. Always check with a qualified physician for questions about your health, not some random article you find during a late night Google search.

How much water do you lose in a sauna?

In about 20 minutes you could lose up to 2 liters of water from your body in a sauna. This can be dangerous and should not be done without speaking with a medical professional first. If you have any pre-existing conditions, your sauna trip could be fatal.

What is the average temperature of a Sauna?

A sauna can be anywhere from 150 - 200 degrees Fahrenheit. The exact temperature can vary wildly depending on a number of factors like the amount of people in the sauna with you and the type of sauna you're in.

What types of saunas are there?

The main types of saunas are Finnish, Infrared, Turkish, Smoke, Electric, and Wood Burning. Here is a little more information about each of these.

  • Finnish: This is one of the more common saunas that you see in hotels and health spas. It's a wooden room with heated rocks that are provided water to create steam.

  • Infrared: Instead of steam, infrared heaters are used to heat your body up directly. It's very similar to being treated like a Hot Pocket.

  • Turkish: This steam room uses moist heat to boost the humidity in the sauna. It's very close to how South Florida feels on any given summer day.

  • Smoke: You basically become a brisket. The room is smoked and ventilated to provide a safe-ish but still hot sauna experience.

  • Electric: As the name implies, these use electricity to provide heat similar to air conditioning systems heating your car or home.

  • Wood Burning: This is very similar to the Finnish sauna but it adds wood to its heating mixture. It's still hot but gives off the very calming aroma of burning wood.

Are sauna trips a good way to lose weight?

In my opinion, saunas should only be used for recreational purposes not as part of your routine weight loss activities. The risk of dehydration and other adverse side effects are far too high for many people.

There are a number of health benefits to proper sauna use like detoxification but the quick water weight loss may entice people to use them for longer periods and far too frequently. Anything that produces rapid weight loss carries a high probability of misuse.

My sauna experience

I've only used saunas when I needed to quickly lose a few pounds prior to weighing in for wrestling tournaments. I always left them feeling weak and tired. Granted, the fact that I was fasting didn't help matters.

Intentionally causing your body to overheat is something that should be done in moderation and only when you're healthy enough to tolerate it. If you're looking for less risky ways of losing weight, check out my random workout generator.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
Matt is the founder of Fueling Food, Make It Super Easy, and Super Easy CRM. He is a beast of a software engineer, blogger, and gamer. Feel free to connect on any of the platforms listed below.

Posted by: Matt Irving on 05/01/2024


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