This is really a surprising revelation. Science is really wonderful and soooo helpful. Guess what! I do not like working out very much. So i often research a lot of easier ways to burn fat and voilaaa! I came across this research. It has helped me a lot and I believe you would love it too. I mean there are a lot of people who are just like me on this.
According to researchers from the National Center of Sports and Exercise Medicine of the University of Loughborough in the United Kingdom have found that Men who take an hour bath in a 400 C water shed as much as 130 calories, which is app. The same you burn on a 30 minutes walk. Which means; according to the research, lying in a hot bath is as beneficial as a 30 minutes walk.
In the experiment, they had 14 men perform a one hour bike ride followed by a one hour bath in a water app. 40%C. While the one hour bike ride burned calories, the relaxing bath burnt as much as 130 calories due to increase in body temperature. The goal of the experiment was to raise the body temperature by 1% over an hour.
According to the experiment needs, the Loughborough researcher wanted to see the effect of a hot bath on blood sugar level. Thus they examined the participant’s blood sugar level 24 hours after each experiment.
They found out that the blood sugar level was similar between the men who cycled and the men who cycled and took a hot bath.
However, the peak blood sugar was about 10 percent lower when the men took a hot bath for an hour after they exercised.
The researchers concluded that passive heating helps in reducing inflammation. Later on Finland adopted passive heating as a form of medical treatment.
A Finland study also found out that men who visited saunas have reduced chances of developing heart attack or stroke.
In the following year, Oregon did an experiment, concluding that regular long hot bath can lower blood pressure.
The researchers concluded that (HSPS) heat shock protein are the reason for the blood sugar regulation.
So why waste any time? get on your hot bubble bath, close those eyes, relax your body and burn some calories as well.