Taking a bath is actually good for your heart, study says

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  • A study showed that taking a bath helps in keeping a person’s heart healthy
  • Researchers found out that frequent bathing helps prevent hypertension that can lead to a cardiovascular disease
  • They have also recommended to take daily hot bath as it is more “protective” than once or twice a week

Believe it or not but there are people who are not very keen on taking a bath regularly or everyday. Are you one of them?

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A study has shown that taking a hot shower provides beneficial effects to a person’s heart.

According to the study published in the journal Heart, regular tub bathing can help prevent a person from having hypertension which can further lead to cardiovascular disease.

“We found that frequent tub bathing was significantly associated with a lower risk of hypertensi0n, suggesting that a beneficial effect of tub bathing on risk of [cardiovascular disease] may in part be due to a reduced risk of developing hypertensi0n,” said the researchers.

The researchers suggested that frequent tub bathing help a person have a good sleep quality and better heart rate pattern.

They have also recommended daily hot bath as it is more “protective” than once or twice a week.

Meanwhile, Dr. Andrew Felix Burden in an associated editorial cauti0ned the public about the potentials risks of taking a bath with hot water.

“There can be no doubt about the potential dangers of bathing in hot water, and the occurrence of death from this increases with age, as well as with the temperature of the water,” he said.

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“Investigations into the potential cardiovascular benefit of heat-free immersion in warm to hot water are needed. In the meanwhile, caution is needed because of the higher m0rtality associated with such bathing in an unselected population,” Dr. Burden added.

He urged the researchers to check the long-term effects of taking a bath in cardiovascular health and asked others not to jump into conclusions as there is still not solid findings.