Innovation Issue MADE Magazine | Page 26

MADELIFE MADEXXX mind for new ideas. “Sweating can flush the body of substances of alcohol, cholesterol, and salt. The body releases toxins by using sweat as the conduit.” - Medical Daily In 2017, I was introduced to infrared sweat therapy and my life has not been the same since. City Sweats, Seattle’s first infrared wellness spa, is where I learned the mental and physical benefits of sweating. After just one year, I have seen my problems with water retention completely disappear, my metabolism improve and only fought the common cold once. Emotionally, I have seen results too, as I am often clear-headed and in a calm state after a sweat session. Growing up in the hot-humid south, I always dreaded sweating. But now I have a new outlook on the health benefits of achieving that glow. This summer, I plan to be intentional about exploring sweat-centric activities everyday, whether that’s an outdoor walk in the intense Memphis heat, hot yoga, or infrared cycling. “Top leisure travel activities for U.S. domestic travelers: (1) visiting relatives; (2) shopping; (3) visiting friends; (4) fine dining; and (5) rural sightseeing.” - U.S. Travel Association I have had the privilege of traveling to Jamaica, Canada, The Dominican | 26