Did you know today June 9th is national Bubble Bath Day!
Sometimes it’s amazing how much we benefit from such little things. Taking a good soak in a hot bath is one of these things. Soaking in hot water is more powerful than you might think.
In fact, there are quite a few definite health benefits to be gained. A good steamy bath has some surprising effects on the human body.
Detox the body.Lower blood pressure. Balance skin PH. Burn as many calories as a walk!
hot baths raise core body temperatures, thereby helping the physiology of people with depression return to normal.
However, not all of us have the time to take a leisurely a.k.a. long-ass bath in the afternoon twice a week. So, for those who don’t have the luxury of setting aside a designated “Hot Bath Hour,” here are some options to create a similar effect:
- Take a hot shower
- If you’re at work, fill up a hot water bottle and hold it against your abdomen
- If you go to the gym in the afternoon, use the steam room and/or sauna
- Relax in a Jacuzzi
More research is needed to truly understand why hot baths help improve depression. But whatever works, especially if it involves not doing anything other than soaking.