The Surprising Benefits of a Bath
Baths. The indulgent ritual of bathing has been more popular than ever… and for good reason. Just like having the occasional chocolate square, glass of wine, and expensive face mask, indulgence has its benefits. Most of us don’t have the time to take a long leisurely soak in the tub all the time. But here are four reasons why you should make drawing a bath part of your self-care regimen.
Let’s say it again for the people in the back: baths burn calories! Baths reaching at least 100 degrees raise body temperature and can burn as many calories as a 30-minute walk. That being said, if you’re too tired for a workout after a long day of work, melt into a guilt-free bath knowing you’re doing something good for your body.
Relieve Muscle Pain
A variety of factors could be causing your muscle pain. From chronic diseases to diet and exercise to the occasional small, yet dense child jumping on your back, muscle pain will happen. The heat of the bath will get your blood moving, which is not only perfect for circulation but can help loosen tight and sore muscles. Adding Epsom bath salts can also relieve muscle pain and even soothe arthritis.
Aid in Sleep
Ever wonder why it’s recommended to give a baby a warm bath before bed? For one, it’s important to bathe those little suckers. It also aids in sleep, giving you and your baby the rest you deserve. It’s widely known that colder core body temperatures give you better sleep. When you exit a warm bath, your heightened temperature drastically drops signaling the production of melatonin and preparing you for better sleep.
A hot bath can reduce blood pressure, which in turn can prevent serious heart conditions like heart attack or stroke. This is because hot baths induce better blood flow and increase circulation. A Harvard study found that people who took baths every day had a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 26% lower risk of stroke. So do your ticker a favor and soak in a luxurious, relaxing, and heart-healthy tub.
Improve Emotional and Mental Health
Let’s set the mood. The candles are lit. Soothing music is playing in the background. Your glass of wine is in hand. Your favorite bubble bath scent is delightfully filling your nostrils. Baths can offer a mental escape from everyday stressors and create a calming, soothing environment for relaxation and even meditation. Studies have shown that a 104-degree Fahrenheit bath can improve depression symptoms, decrease stress hormones, and balance serotonin levels.
A simple soak can soothe many issues. Get more sleep, look after your heart, and relieve pain. Take a bath.
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