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Those as­signed spa baths saw an av­er­age drop of six points on the scale

A hot bath isn’t just re­lax­ing, it could pro­vide as many ben­e­fits for de­pres­sion as reg­u­lar ex­er­cise. Re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Freiburg, Ger­many, fol­lowed 45 peo­ple with mod­er­ate to se­vere de­pres­sion. Those as­signed to twice-weekly spa baths saw an av­er­age drop of six points on the com­monly used Hamil­ton De­pres­sion Scale, com­pared to three points for those

as­signed to twice-weekly ses­sions of mod­er­ate ex­er­cise. Though, of course, ex­er­cise still has many

other ben­e­fits, so it’s wise to keep mov­ing…

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