Don’t feel like running on the treadmill? It’s alright. Just have a hot water bath. This is not a drill. A recent study revealed that a steamy bath has similar benefits to those of exercise.
A recent research has concluded that an hour-long soak in hot water produces similar anti-inflammatory and blood sugar responses as 60 minutes of moderate physical activity.
This news might come up as a moment to rejoice for the lazy lumbers. The effects though are preliminary but there’s a reasonable explanation for this.
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The activities like a hot water bath increase heat shock proteins which may help to improve blood sugar control and offer a viable alternative to physical exercises. This may have health benefits for those who don’t get to do exercises daily.
Researchers have zeroed on the conclusion that ‘passive heating’ can help lowering the blood sugar levels, which might be very beneficial for those with diabetes and other metabolism-related disorders.
Spending an hour in a hot water soak also helped reducing inflammation. Other effects are lowering of blood pressure.