Let’s face it. There aren’t a whole lot of medical treatments you can honestly say you actually like. Okay, maybe I should say there are NONE.
And the more serious the condition you’re battling, the worse your options usually are. After all, there’s a reason the phrase “take your medicine” has come to mean punishment.
But today, I’ve got some “medicine” you’ll WANT to take, and often.
It’s anything but punishment. In fact, it’s downright delightful.
And what makes this approach even better is that this absolutely enjoyable treatment isn’t just good for you overall. It could help you take on America’s NUMBER ONE KILLER… heart disease… and win.
But wait, it gets better. You don’t need a prescription for it. And the only “medical equipment” necessary is ALREADY in your home.
It’s your bathtub.
How a HOT BATH can help fight heart disease
Yes, your bathtub is actually a powerful piece of medical equipment, as new research confirms that a good, hot soak is a virtual tonic for your ticker.
But there is a small catch to it. You have to take one every day, or close to it to reap the heart disease benefits.
Compared to folks who take a bath once or twice a week, a daily bath can help cut your risk of…
- HEART DISEASE by 28 percent
- STROKE by 26 percent
Want even bigger benefits? Don’t just take a warm bath. Make it a HOT one instead. Just not so hot you burn yourself, of course.
The same study finds that a hot soak will cut that heart disease risks by 35 percent.
Soak up the benefits of this steamy habit
This might seem like an odd coincidence. But there’s some sound science bubbling up behind this new research. Heat… especially hot water, steam, and humidity… can help open up blood vessels and improve circulation.
That’s why other studies have found that hot baths, hot tubs, saunas, and more can all lead to some pretty steamy cardiovascular benefits.
A hot bath can also help…
- improve sleep
- ease pain
- fight anxiety
And there’s a 100 percent chance you’ll emerge cleaner, too.
If you take your dip into the steamy side to the next level, one study found that a hot sauna habit could slash your risk of dementia by up to two-thirds.
Don’t worry, you don’t even have to join a spa to reap these next-level benefits. You can make a “poor man’s” sauna in your own bathroom.
Bring a waterproof chair into your bathroom – a light plastic lawn chair is fine, just make sure it’s steady, and you won’t slip. Turn on the hot water, and place some hot towels at the door to stop the heat from escaping.
Once it gets warm and humid, turn the shower off and relax in that chair for a few minutes as your heart disease waters start to melt away.
But you don’t have to go to that extreme. As the new study shows, a hot bath in the evening will deliver plenty of benefits.