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.
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Here’s a good anecdote for JUST how little time kids today spend playing outside: A new survey found a lot of kids spend less time outside on an average day than PRISON INMATES.
One in three kids between five and 12 years old play outside for around 30 minutes. Meanwhile, the U.N. guidelines require that prisoners get at least one hour a day outdoors.
(ABC 7 – Buffalo)
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According to a new survey, the average person says that to “live the dream,” they’d need to make at least $125,000 a year . . . but work no more than 27 hours a week. Which breaks down to $89 an hour.
And our most common “life goals” are dominated by things that have a direct connection with finances. Here are the top ten . . .
1. Make more money.
2. Travel the world.
3. Be healthier in general.
4. Lose weight.
5. Fall in love.
6. Buy a house.
7. Get married.
8. Have kids.
9. Be able to retire.
10. Give something back to the community.