A Hot Bath Is Just As Good For You As Exercising?

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If you HATE exercising, but like the idea of, you know, burning a few calories once in a while . . . consider this an early Christmas present.

A new study out of Loughborough University in England found that taking a HOT BATH can give you pretty much all of the same effects as exercising.

The researchers found that a hot bath reduces your blood pressure, gets your metabolism going, AND burns calories.

A half hour in a hot tub burned 140 calories, which is the same as a half hour walk.

Now, a bath doesn’t burn as many calories as more intense exercise, and there are plenty of other health benefits you can only get from exercising . . . but getting into a hot tub is definitely better than nothing.

According to the researchers, your body releases proteins when it’s exposed to exercise OR heat . . . which is why exercise and baths have similar effects.

 

(Indian Express)