…A HOT BATH AND SLIMMING?
An hour-long soak in the tub might seem like the most sedentary pastime imaginable, but according to researchers at Loughborough University, it’s more strenuous than you might think.
A bath at 40ºC will raise your core temperature by 1°C. This stimulates your body to release
shock proteins to protect against the heat. This metabolic
effort uses up blood glucose.
If you spend that hour cycling instead, your core temperature will rise by the same amount. But the bath is actually 10 per cent more effective at lowering peak glucose levels.
burns more calories than bathing, but a hot bath still uses 126 calories per hour, which is as much
as a 30-minute walk. Or doing 40