Whether it’s being in a bathtub or a natural body of water there is something enjoyable and functional about water. Soaking for leisure or health, there are many benefits to having a hot fragrant bath in the cooler months or a relaxing soak anytime.
It is recommended to not bathe in high temperatures putting unnecessary strain on your heart, especially for those with a pre-existing heart condition, but taking a warm bath benefits the body by elevating the heart rate slightly offering a healthy minimalist workout. Improved circulation during bath benefits the body, into the extremities, and can assist cardiac function while lowering your blood pressure.
The relaxation and stress relieving benefits put you at ease and furthers the heart benefits if you take a few moments to meditate during your soak. Take some “me time” to enjoy a warm bath and gain some real health benefits. Do you.