Most cultures believe in the benefits of thermal bathing, whether it’s a hot bath, sauna or hot springs. A small new study from Loughborough University (UK) had eye-opening findings: an hour-long hot bath burned as many calories as a 30 minute walk and led to positive changes in inflammatory response – similar to effects post-exercise.

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AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI