Spending time in hot water also helped with inflammation, according to the study’s results. Bathers experienced an anti-inflammatory response in the body similar to what happens after people exercise, which could be good news for those who have chronic illnesses (like type 2 diabetes) that are associated with inflammation.
It’s critical to point out a few limitations of the study. For starters, the experiment only monitored men, so it’s difficult to say if the same effect would happen in women. It also only included 14 volunteers, which is an extremely small sample size. More research needs to be conducted before scientists can come to any official conclusion. And, of course, you should still continue to exercise regularly.
That being said, the study does offer some more promising insight into the healing effects of hot water. The science of hot baths is seemingly only delivering good news. And if anyone needs some more volunteers to test it out, we’re available.