Stop the presses. I’ve done it. I’ve uncovered, hands-down, the greatest possible treatment for diabetes ever.
It isn’t JUST highly effective. It’s also incredibly enjoyable.
And how often do you get to say THAT about “medicine” – especially when it comes to diabetes? It’s pretty much a given that most medical treatments are at best a chore, and at worst, downright awful.
The drugs are sickening. The appointments are relentless. And of course, you’re always stabbing yourself. OUCH!
But this diabetes treatment is different. It’s the opposite of all that. Instead of OUCH, you’ll be saying AHHHHHH as this relaxing therapy fights several hallmarks of the disease at once.
If you have a hot tub, it’s time to put it to good use. (Don’t worry if you don’t, I have a great alternative.)
Because, believe it or not, that’s the diabetes “treatment” I want to tell you about today. And it’s backed by a soothing new study.
How a HOT TUB can help ease diabetes
Seriously, is there anything more relaxing than an hour in a hot tub?
Turn on the jets… grab a glass of wine… kick back… and all the troubles in the world (and let’s face it, there are a LOT of those right now) just melt away. Well, at least for a little while.
But if you have diabetes, the new report finds that a little time in a hot tub can do something even more valuable. The study of more than 1,000 seniors in Japan finds regular hot-tub bathing could help…
- IMPROVE your hemoglobin A1c
- SLASH your blood pressure
- PREVENT weight gain
- ENHANCE weight loss
The improvements were very real. And while none were big enough leaps to REPLACE drugs, they certainly may be large enough to help you avoid more meds or higher doses. Plus, they may help ward off possible disease complications.
Treat yourself to better health
The researchers believe the reason for the improvements is the heat itself. Heat is a proven natural therapy that can fight inflammation, ease pain, and help open up and relax blood vessels, among other things.
The only downside is the tub itself. In Japan, where the study was conducted, most home bathtubs actually double as hot tubs – so nearly everyone has access.
Here, it’s considered a luxury item. Then again, it’s a relatively achievable luxury – on par with a big-screen TV, swimming pool, or rec room “toys” such as a pool table.
Maybe you’ll never have that yacht or Ferrari you once dreamed of. But a hot tub? That’s more realistic. And you might be able to justify it more easily given the proven health benefits, which go far beyond diabetes.
But if a hot tub just isn’t in the cards, don’t despair. Hot baths and saunas (often available at your local gym) may do the trick too. In fact, other studies have found hot baths, hot tubs, and saunas can cut the risk of blood vessel problems, heart disease, and more.
One study even found that saunas might help prevent dementia.
So if you’re going to splurge on something… and, after the year we’ve had, I think you’re entitled to… you could do a whole lot worse than a hot tub or a gym membership.