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March 22, 2019

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

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.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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