How Incorporating a Sauna into a Daily Health Routine at Home Helps Retirees

How Incorporating a Sauna into a Daily Health Routine at Home Helps Retirees

Retirement marks a significant transition in life. Often set aside as a time of relaxation and freedom from the daily grind, it also brings about a subtle shift in how we engage with our physical selves. 

Without the routine movements that come with employment—be it commuting, navigating the workplace, or the general hustle and bustle—there's a tendency to use our bodies less. This decrease in physical activity can slowly but surely lead to a decline in overall health and well-being.

Yet, retirement offers a golden opportunity to refocus on personal health, emphasising the importance of keeping our bodies running smoothly for the long term. It's not about high-intensity workouts or rigorous regimes but nurturing our health through small, incremental practices that support our physical and mental well-being. Among these practices, infrared sauna sessions stand out as an easy way to care for our bodies.

Integrating gentle daily exercises and regular sauna sessions into your routine can significantly impact your health. These activities can be tailored to individual abilities and preferences, making them a perfect fit for the retiree lifestyle. Exercise keeps the body active and engaged, promoting cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength, while sauna sessions offer a moment of relaxation, aiding in muscle recovery, enhancing circulation, and supporting overall relaxation and stress relief.

So let's get started on how you can start incorporating these changes into your retiree life. 


Planning out your Daily Health Routine

Creating a balanced weekly health routine for retirees involves incorporating a mix of physical activities and relaxation techniques to promote overall well-being. Here's a sample weekly plan that includes gentle exercise and sauna sessions, designed to fit the needs and capabilities of retirees:


Weekly Health Routine for Retirees:

Monday:

Morning: Start the week with a gentle walk in the park or around the neighbourhood for 30 minutes to get the blood flowing.

Afternoon: Engage in light gardening or another hobby that keeps you moving at a leisurely pace.

Evening: Wind down with a 15-20 minute sauna session to relax muscles and ease into the week.


Tuesday:

Morning: Participate in a low-impact fitness class, such as water aerobics or tai chi, which is gentle on the joints.

Evening: A session of light stretching or yoga at home to maintain flexibility.


Wednesday:

Rest Day: Take it easy today. Opt for a leisurely stroll or simply relax at home. Enjoy a sauna session if you feel up to it.


Thursday:

Morning: Try a senior fitness class focused on strength training with light weights or resistance bands to build muscle strength.

Evening: Sauna session to soothe any sore muscles and promote relaxation.


Friday:

Morning: Engage in a gentle cycling session, either on a stationary bike or a safe, flat trail, for 30 minutes.

Afternoon: Visit a local museum or art gallery, incorporating some light walking into your day in an enriching environment.

Evening: Enjoy another relaxing sauna session to end the active week on a soothing note.


Saturday:

Active Rest Day: Choose an enjoyable activity that gets you moving gently, such as playing with grandchildren, dancing, or a leisurely hike in nature.

Evening: Opt for a quiet evening with a good book or soothing music to relax the mind and body.


Sunday:

Leisure Day: Dedicate this day to rest, recovery, and personal hobbies. It's a good day for a longer sauna session. 



How Do You Find the Right Sauna for Your Health Routine?

Finding the right sauna to complement your health routine is a pivotal decision that can enhance your overall wellness experience. At Kiva Wellness, you're presented with a choice between some of the best infrared saunas in Australia. Choose between the far infrared and full spectrum saunas, each offering unique benefits to suit different health and wellness needs. Here’s how you can navigate through the options to find the sauna that best aligns with your health routine:


Far Infrared Saunas

  • Utilises far infrared light to directly warm the body, promoting relaxation and detoxification without the intense heat of traditional saunas.
  • Typically operate at lower temperatures, making them more accessible for those who prefer a milder heat experience.


Best For:

  • Those who prefer a gentler sauna experience with lower temperatures.
  • People with limited space, as many Far Infrared models are compact and easy to install.


Full Spectrum Saunas

  • Offer a full range of infrared wavelengths (near, mid, and far), providing a comprehensive infrared therapy experience.
  • Allow for customisable sessions tailored to specific health goals.
  • Operate efficiently at a range of temperatures, catering to personal comfort and wellness objectives.


Best For:

  • Individuals looking for a versatile sauna experience with customisable wellness benefits.
  • People who enjoy tailoring their sauna sessions to their day-to-day needs.


Finding Your Fit at Kiva Wellness

Assess Your Health Goals  

Consider what you're looking to achieve with your sauna sessions. Your primary health goals will guide your choice between Far Infrared and Full Spectrum saunas.


Consider Your Space 
 

Evaluate the space you have available for a sauna in your home. Both Far Infrared and Full Spectrum saunas come in various sizes for 2,3 or 4 people, but understanding your space constraints will help narrow down your options.


Budget  

Determine your budget for purchasing a sauna. Far Infrared saunas tend to be more budget-friendly, while Full Spectrum saunas, offering a range of wavelengths, might be a bit more of an investment.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to Kiva Wellness experts for advice. We can provide personalised recommendations based on your health goals, space, and budget.

By considering your needs and exploring the options available at Kiva Wellness, you'll be well on your way to finding the perfect sauna to support your wellness journey. To learn more, feel free to explore the FAQ section.