After Emma Watson revealed she takes up to three baths EACH DAY, we were like, wait, should we start taking baths? And now, a new study says the effects are the same as working out! Sign us up!
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University in England published the finding, saying “an hour-long hot bath can boost metabolic health and cause an anti-inflammatory response similar to exercise.”
Lead author and researcher Steve Faulkner says, “only recently has science begun to understand how passive heating (as opposed to getting hot and sweaty from exercise) improves health.”
The study found that the “bathers” burned about 140 calories while soaking, “which is about what they would have used on a half-hour walk.”
The study also found that for 24 hours post-bath, participant’s blood sugar remained controlled. This is very important to metabolic health and weight management.
The study had findings of anti-inflammatory response in the body, and backed up previous research that hot baths can help improve blood pressure.
On her love of baths, Emma Watson told Into The Gloss in March 2017, “I have a bath every single day of my life. And if I can have two or three — amazing. Nothing terrible is going to happen in the bath, so I always find time for that. I’ll take phone conversations in the bath, anything. Sometimes I’ll use Epsom salts and oils, but my favorite is the C.O Bigelow Apothecary Cold and Flu Soak. Oh my God, it’s amazing! It has like eucalyptus and peppermint and bark and Echinacea and ginger… If you’re sick, it’s the ultimate. It clears out my sinuses and makes me feel really clean.
Another brand I use a lot of is called Lola’s Apothecary. They do this incredible milk bath with rose petals that’s inspired by Cleopatra. Amazing. Then there’s a brand called French Girl Organics that has this great Sea Polish which exfoliates and leaves you moisturized afterwards. I like that because it eliminates a step after the bath.”
As a good drugstore option, we love the NEW Dr Teal’s Restore & Replenish Pink Himalayan Mineral Soak & Foaming Bath, which is less than $6 for a huge bag! It restores and replenishes the body with 84 essential minerals and smells amazing.
HollywoodLifers, do you take baths?