Now this doesn't mean you should replace your workout routine with a daily bath. While regular exercise and a healthy diet are the best ways to stay in shape and shed a few pounds, you now have an added reason for a long soak after a great workout or a long day!
Taking A Hot Bath Burns CaloriesDr. Steve Faulkner from Loughborough University conducted a study that compared the benefits of exercising to a hot bath. Participants exercised on bicycles and took hot baths at various intervals. Both activities are known to raise the body's core temperature, which encourages the body to start burning calories. As you might expect, the study found that working out burned more calories than sitting in the bath. However, the study also found that bathing did have a substantial effect on how quickly the body burned through calories. During one hour of bath-time, participants burned around 130 calories. Their energy expenditure increased by 80%. And even more surprising, taking a hot bath had a profound effect on blood sugar levels.