As long as there has been fire and water, there has been steam. We’re no scientists, but that’s probably a pretty long time, certainly longer than the span of human history. And throughout history, humans have made the most of steam—to power our locomotives, open our pores, and make broccoli more edible. Here then, submitted for your consideration, are some of the greatest moments in steam history.
Regular sessions in a steam room can help acclimate the body for those arduous outdoor excursions. Here’s how.
The summer of 2018 has been a scorcher. In almost every part of the country, people are baking and wilting under higher than normal temperatures. When submerged in the humid gusts of 80-plus or 90-plus degrees of Fahrenheit fury, you often hear this comment: “Feels like I’m in a steam room.”
Often, a hiring manager at a large corporation, when asked about employee wellness benefits, will answer, “Well, we can’t all be Google.” It’s hard to reconcile such a dismissive response when you consider the realities of what corporate wellness programs can bring to an organization. If employees are given personalized choices and take advantage of them, these programs can boost productivity and morale, lower absentee rates due to illness, and save the company some serious money in the long-run. These benefits are ideal ways to both attract new employees as well as retain the ones already employed. This means more and more companies are considering innovative ways to enthuse and excite their employees.
Emma Watson. Anne Hathaway. Gwyneth Paltrow. Jessica Alba. What do these celebrities have in common – aside from their successful acting careers? They are all in the forefront of the “clean beauty” movement, putting recognizable faces to a trend that is gaining considerable steam in the marketplace.
Clean beauty is finally becoming mainstream. It can be difficult to fully comprehend what the term “clean beauty” actually means – because the marketing that cosmetics companies are permitted to use can be so misleading. Buzzwords on packaging, such as “organic,” “natural,” “pure,” “botanical” or “green” aren’t legally required to adhere to a specific definition, so they may not necessarily mean what consumers think they mean. And when you’re slathering the ingredients in these products onto your skin and in your hair, they may actually prove to be detrimental to your health.
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How many times have you planned to get out to the gym, just to have life get in the way? You may be shocked to learn that Americans spent $19 billion on gym memberships this past year—and that 67% of people who are members of a gym never end up going. When you consider that the average cost of a gym membership is $58 per month, you might want to reconsider—especially if you find you’re part of that group that never walks through the gym’s front door.
Steam Bathing is Finally Getting its Moment in the Australian Sun
Australia is known for many things—its unusual wildlife (some adorable, some deadly), its outgoing people, its extraordinary beaches, its cosmopolitan and pleasingly accessible cities, a lexicon of slang words inscrutable to English speakers from other parts of the world, and, of course, vegemite. (This is admittedly an incomplete list.)
Skin experts are starting to see cases where our technology – computers, cell phones, tablets, even our keyboards, headphones, and fitness trackers – are wreaking havoc with our skin. And these experts are predicting that the younger generation, the ones most strongly attached to these devices, will eventually suffer the most, experiencing premature aging and other skin issues at an earlier age.
Here are the ways steam therapy can aid the mind-body connection
Every day we learn more evidence about the connection of mental well-being to physical health. The two were never separated in other cultures, particularly Asian countries with Zen and Buddhist traditions, but the Western paradigm, especially Western medicine, has approached health and disease with a clear dichotomy between the mind and the physical body.
Heat Up the Wellness Revolution!
Here’s why steam rooms should be a regular part of your wellness lifestyle.
The wellness revolution is here to stay. Whether it’s based in mindfulness, sound nutrition, or other lifestyle choices, people these days are focused on building an overall wellness plan instead of working on specific targets like weight-loss and sleep quality.
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