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Relaxing In Long Hot Bath Is Equivalent To A 30-Minute Walk, Researchers Claim

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Having a hard time shedding those excess fat from your body? Well it looks like the answer doesn’t have to be a complicated one at all. According to researchers, spending time in hot baths may be equivalent to a 30-minute walk.

Sounds too good to be true, you say? Well listen up since scientists have some interesting information to back it up.

Getting in shape may not be as difficult, if you take your sweet time in the bathroom.

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The research, conducted by scientists from the Loughborough University, shared that they observed 14 men in two experiments. The first one required them to spend 1 hour each riding a bicycle. For the second experiment, they were asked to relax in a 40-degree celcius hot bath for 1 hour.

Although cycling burned more calories, hot baths also helped shed 130 calories – which is almost the exact amount of calories people will lose on a 30-minute walk.

Warm baths not only burn calories but likewise increases your metabolic rate.

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Furthermore, the scientists also tell us that hot baths result in metabolic rate increase which is the rate at which the body burns the calories up. This makes weight loss an easier goal to achieve for those who take time to relax in hot baths on a regular basis.

Scientists also monitored the participants’ blood sugar for 24 hours and observed something significant.

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The findings confirmed that peak blood sugar was at least 10% lower when the bath was taken compared to going on a bike ride.

So far, the scientists are saying that more information is needed for the research.

As R. Leiby, a Virgin Active personal trainer, added:

“Weight loss is all about a calorie deficit. There will be some benefits such as reducing inflammation and decreasing blood sugar slightly but again it all comes back to the fact that the best method is always, always, always proper training mixed with a good diet and enough sleep – all these other ways are just crap compared to that.”

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