04
January
2019
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01:00 PM
America/New_York

Does the Steam Room at the Gym Actually Do Anything?

Reporter K. Aleisha Fetters dives into the topic of using a steam room at your local gym. 

Jason Machowsky RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, sports dietitian and exercise physiologist at HSS, explains that a steam room is any room that's warmed to 110-115 degrees Fahrenheit and has humidity levels at or near 100 percent. 

While there's no proven benefits of a steam room, there's also not a lot of downsides. However, it's good to use one that is regularly cleaned. "Poor sanitation can create issues with mold or germ transfer," adds Machowsky.

Read the full article at Self.com.