Guess what? You might be able to substitute that long, tiring run for a hot bath! According to some new research, the two may, in fact, burn off the same amount of calories.
Researchers have also discovered that a hot bath is beneficial beyond just burning calories. Baths may have a few perks in common with physical fitness. Now, there are still benefits specific to exercise– it does more than burn off calories after all. But in a pinch (especially when you'd have to shower anyway after a run), a bath might do the trick. And either way, now you've got another trick in the book for improving your health!
Keep scrolling to find out just how a hot bath can help you.