UPDATED August 1st, 2016
You’ve probably seen those mysterious looking rooms hidden in the back corner of your gym locker room or the hotel spa—but have you ever really wondered about the benefits of a sauna or steam room? Have you ever actually ventured in, or are you missing out on one of the most relaxing and good-for-you perks of your gym membership? Sure, the idea of sweating voluntarily without the perks of a good tan or a good workout seems kind of silly. But saunas and steam rooms offer a ton of health perks and they shouldn’t be overlooked.