New Research Suggests Hot Baths Could Boost Your Metabolism

If you're anything like us, you won't need convincing that a hot bath at the end of a long day is a good idea. But new research has shown that regular hot baths could actually boost your metabolism, giving us yet another reason to lie in the tub longer. According to Tech Explorist, the study in question was carried out on overweight, sedentary men in order to see whether taking hot baths could, in essence, become an alternative treatment to exercise for those with disabilities, the elderly or people with limited movement.

The findings show that the men who took a hot bath at 39 degrees for one hour had a reduction in fasting blood sugar, insulin levels and inflammation, with an improved glucose metabolism. Obviously we're not suggesting you pack in all exercise and lie motionless in the bath instead, but it is an interesting study (and a reason to really drag out that evening soak). So if you're convinced to spend some more time in the tub this evening, here are some seriously luxurious bath treats to help maximise your experience.