Sometimes it can be difficult to make time for a hot bath, particularly if you are busy with work and looking after your children. However, it’s important that you endeavor to make some time for yourself. Even if you only take one hot bath a week, it can have some wonderful health benefits. And lads, if you don’t like taking hot baths because you are scared that it might be seen as being feminine, then it’s time to get over yourself. Consider it medicinal.
- Lower blood sugar levels
Did you know that taking a hot bath for an hour burns as many calories as a thirty-minute walk? The only difference is one of them requires effort, while the other allows you to sit back and relax. Not only does it burn calories, but lowers your blood sugar levels in response.
- Help falling asleep at night
A hot bath can help you to fall asleep at night. This is due to the hot water increasing your body temperature and relaxing your muscles which effectively prepares your body for sleep.
- Lowers blood pressure
If you struggle with your blood pressure, then taking regular hot baths can contribute greatly to bringing it down. Of course, if you do have any underlying heart issues you should consult with your doctor first.
- Alleviate muscle tension
If your muscles are aching from exercise, then one of the best ways to relieve the tension is to climb into a hot bath and have a nice soak. It’s like a mini massage!
- Healthier skin
A hot bath opens the pores of your skin helping to release the toxins from your body. It also acts as a wonderful moisturizer for your skin keeping it fresh and soft for longer.
- Better blood circulation
The physical pressure on the body from a hot bath exercises your blood vessels and promotes stronger blood circulation. This increases the capacity of the heart and keeps your cardiovascular health balanced.
- Relieve cold and flu symptoms
Taking a hot bath acts as a natural decongestant to relieve cold symptoms. This is because the steam effectively moisturizes the nasal passages helping you to breathe easier.
- Reduce pain from headaches
Most headaches are typically caused by the narrowing of the blood vessels near your head. By taking a hot bath up to the neck you will stimulate improved blood flow thus successfully alleviating any tensions.
- Improves your mood
After a stressful day, taking a nice, hot bath is a great way of alleviating stress. Take some time to be alone and let the hot water soak away your troubles. In addition to that, you can bring some erotic toys into the bath with you and really make the most of your privacy.
- Self-improvement – catch up on a podcast
Taking thirty minutes to an hour in the bath will also give you a great opportunity to catch up on one of your favorite podcasts. This can be a great opportunity for self-improvement, particularly if you want to learn a new language. Alternatively, you can slap on some soothing and relaxing music and meditate. It’s entirely up to you!