Sunday, February 19, 2012

Research Proves Why I Like the Hot Tub.....

I love my bathtub.  Warm to hot water with some bubbles. 

I also have my gym ritual.  Have to have enough time after my workout to chill out in the hot tub for a few.

And now I know that it's healthy.  A recent article in the research journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine says that soaking in warm water daily for 8 weeks is more effective at easing anxiety than a prescription.  Add essential oils and you benefit even more.  Sage? Sharpens memory.  Bergamot? Relieves stress.  Not to mention the fact that the steam helps opens those stuffy sinuses and the warm water soothes body aches.

Headed to the bath now....who's with me?

(Wait...that sounded wrong.)

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