Taking A Long Hot Bath Burns More Calories Than Running
Health and Fitness
On 21st April 2018
Passive heating can affect proteins which help regulate blood sugar in the body.
Dr. Faulkner added: 'We think the reason is that the bath may encourage the release of heat shock proteins, which may help lower blood sugar levels by improving insulin controlled glucose uptake.
"However, although these findings are interesting, we would always encourage increased physical activity and exercise as the best way to maintain good health."
As Rob Leiby, a Virgin Active personal trainer added:
"Weight loss is all about a calorie deficit. There will be some benefits such as reducing inflammation and decreasing blood sugar slightly but again it all comes back to the fact that the best method is always, always, always proper training mixed with a good diet and enough sleep – all these other ways are just crap compared to that."
Another act of passive heating
According to another study in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal from 2015 Spending time in a sauna could help fend off cardiovascular diseases.