Though having a hot bath should not be a common practice – remember we should not waste water – once in a while it is nice to relax in the bathtub and there might be more to a hot bath than you might think.
A hot bath no matter the season is always comforting, and there are several health benefits to indulging in a nice hot bath from reducing stress to soothing muscles. Let's find out!
This is what a hot bath can do for you
It can soothe your muscles
If you spend some extra time in the gym or you have joint pains, a hot bath will provide some relief. It can release tension by encouraging the circulation of blood.
It helps deal with negative emotions
Studies have shown that baths can reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depresion and qu8iet the mind. It creates the perfect environment for meditation and relaxation.
It improves breathing
If you have a coon cold or allergies, it is a good way to ease congestion. Submerging your chest in water can help breathe better and loosen mucus blockage.
It can help with weight loss
A hot bath may help burn calories and lower your blood sugar levels.
It promotes sleep
Studies have found that having a hot bath, or even a hot foot soak, has been linked to sleeping more deeply, it lowers your core temperature which alerts your body that it is time to go to sleep.