There is good news for people, who do not exercise but still want to stay fit; researchers have claimed that taking a hot bath has similar benefits as a vigorous workout.
During vigorous exercise, the body gets hot. The same thing happens while taking a hot bath, researchers have said.
Steve Faulkner from Loughborough University in the United Kingdom followed 2,300 middle-aged male participants for 20 years on average.
In a different study, Mr. Faulkner recruited a group of participants to test the effects of a hot bath. They were fitted with monitors that recorded levels of blood sugar continuously as well as a rectal thermometer to measure the body’s internal core temperature.