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Wondering what you need in a sauna suit? This page helps to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
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Can a sauna suit actually help me lose weight?
A sauna suit helps individuals lose weight, but it is important what kind of weight you are losing. The goal of the sauna suit is to trap the body's heat and induce an increased amount of sweating. As such, you will lose water weight at a more rapid rate. This is very useful for boxers who are trying to make weight before a match and need to drop a few lbs quickly regardless of where it comes from.
For people who are looking to shed actual fat the sauna suit will not help in that endeavor.

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Nylon/Vinyl vs Neoprene
Nylon and vinyl are the two most tradition materials that are used in the making of sauna suits. These generally have a plastic feel to them and can be worn over top clothing. These suits generally feature crimped wrists and ankles to prevent heat from escaping. The benefit of these kinds of suits are the general inexpensive and disposable nature they possess.
Newer are the neoprene suits which are changing the way people use sauna technology. Neoprene hugs the body, thus reducing chances of tearing, and has the added benefit of fitting underneath regular street clothes. Although not quite as encompassing as the full body nylon suits, neoprene has been praised for it's comfort and reliability.

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Do I burn more calories when in a sauna suit?
There is no particular evidence to suggest that you burn more calories with a sauna suit on. Calories are not directly related to sweat, and since the sauna suit functions by increasing your sweat, the calorie burn is not actually effected.

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How do I clean my sauna suit?
First, check the label or instructions to see if it is machine washable. Some are made to withstand the machine while others are not. If it is not machine washable, simply fill your sink with warm water and a small amount of detergent. After washing, hang out to dry.

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Do I throw my plastic sauna suit away after use?
Some individuals prefer to purchase the inexpensive vinyl suits and dispose of them after every use. This helps prevent build up of grime and bacteria. However, there is no reason to do this besides convenience. Most sauna suits can be cleaned, dried, and re-used safely. The only real limitation is in how long the suit holds up to the amount of punishment you put it through.

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Are there any dangers to using sauna suits?
Although sauna suits are nothing to be feared, it's important to remember that they are effectively increasing the heat of your body. If you're not careful you could fall victim to exhaustion, dehydration, and even heat stroke. Always be certain to stay hydrated and to monitor your bodies behavior when working out. Never overdue it and introduce yourself gradually to workouts with the sauna suit so that you can discover your limitations safely.

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What size sauna suit should I get?
This will greatly depend on the brand and style of suit you are looking at. When considering suits on the Boxingdepot.com website, locate the style you locate, click on it, and then browse to the bottom of the page where we have sizing guides listed. This is the most convenient way to determine your proper size.

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You might also need...
If you're getting a sauna suit, be sure to get a good water bottle as well. You are going to be losing body moisture at an enhanced rate and it is critical to stay hydrated. Also consider purchasing a jump rope and medicine ball to enhance your normal routines.

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