Can a hot bath HELP TREAT DEPRESSION?
Researchers from the University of Freiburg in Germany think so. They asked a group of depression sufferers to soak in a hot tub for 30 minutes and then wrap up in a warm blanket for 20 minutes twice a week. The researchers noted an improvement in the patients’ symptoms after just two weeks and also found that baths were more effective than exercise when it came to boosting mood, which is good news for people who have trouble getting their sweat on. Since depression affects everyone differently, it’s always best to consult your doctor when it comes to treatment, but it looks like a little self- care can go a long way.