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A Hot Bath Burns As Many Calories As Walking

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There’s nothing wrong with a nice warm bath especially at the end of the week. It’s relaxing and now researchers claim that lying in a hot bath may be as beneficial for your health as a 30-minute walk.

14 men were tested at Loughborough University in the UK. The test included sending them on a one-hour bicycle ride and then letting them take an hour bath with a water temperature of 40C.

Of course cycling was found to burn more calories, but relaxing in a bath also shed 130 calories. This is how many you can shed from a 30-minute walk. This happens because of the increase in body temperature.

So next time you’re in the bath know that you’re actually doing a small workout as well.