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.