If you want to know where you are going with your infrared sauna regimen, it is helpful to know where you are today!
We’ve assembled some helpful calculators below that answer some important questions. Want to calculate your daily needs for water and protein? Curious about your body’s overall mass and fat levels? Wondering how many calories you burn in an average day?
We’ve got the calculators to help!
Daily Water Intake Calculator
When it comes to daily water intake, it is very important to know how much to drink. We all know how we feel when we’re dehydrated… sluggish, headachey, hangry! Surprisingly, some people drink too much water on a daily basis, which can be just as unhealthy and potentially as dangerous as not drinking enough. Try our calculator below and see where you are. Remember, if you do an infrared sauna session, you should be adding a tall glass or two to your daily intake.
Daily Protein Intake Calculator
You should aim for anywhere between 10%-35% of your calories coming from protein. So if your body needs 2,000 calories per day, 200-700 calories should come from protein. the more you exercise and burn calories, the more protein you can eat and still be healthy. Protein is great for weight loss, because foods that are rich in protein leave you feeling much more full than fat and carbs do.
For some protein-rich variety in your diet, try soy, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils, skinless white-meat chicken or turkey, lean cuts of beef or pork, fish, egg whites, low-fat dairy and whey protein.
Daily Calorie Burn Calculator
Everything we do burns calories, but the burn happens faster when your body is in a sauna. Experts agree that the high heat of a sauna (around 150 degrees) can boost your metabolic rate. A common estimate is by roughly 20%, and this effect can last for a few hours after your session. The healthful jolt to your metabolism will likely keep burning calories for up to several hours after your sauna session is over.
Consider the difference between the amount of energy you’d use vacuuming the house versus taking a stroll. That kind of ongoing energetic boost is something many dedicated infrared sauna users describe and love!
Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator
Body Fat Calculator
Ideal Weight Calculator
OK, “Ideal Weight” is a terrible name for this calculator, but this language is still used in medical circles… so we’re using it here too. Of course, there is no such thing as an ideal weight! Age, height, genetics and so much more play into why your body is the way it is. We recommend using the typical weight calculator below as a rough guidepost only. Not as a source of wisdom or truth about what is ideal for YOU!
There are several different methods used to calculate Ideal Weight, including the Peterson, Miller, Robinson, Devine and Hamwi formula, some of which date back to 1964. Below we use the Devine formula, which is the most medically validated ideal body weight formula.