A new study by researchers from the University of Coventry in England, issues a line for all sports haters who have difficulty moving their bodies, after finding that bathing in a hot tub or hot tub yields many health benefits, such as those obtained after low- to moderate-intensity aerobic exercise such as walking, running And cycling.
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, sought to examine how hot tubs and saunas affect our bodies and improve our health, by comparing the physiological responses that result from performing physical activity to those obtained from passive body heating. To do this, the participants were asked to paddle in the Jacuzzi and pedal on a medium-intensity bicycle – for the same period of time.
The researchers found that Staying in the hot water increased blood flow, body temperature and heart rate – in the same way that the body is affected by exercise – which can help improve cardiovascular health, encourage cell growth and even act as an antidepressant. Benefits also include lower blood pressure, reduced inflammation and a more balanced blood sugar level in people with type 2 diabetes.
According to the researchers, the findings provide an alternative option for those who are unable or unwilling to exercise, as an easy way to improve health. But unfortunately, prolonged recreation in a hot bath will not help shed the extra pounds that are burned during exercise.