Hot Baths Could Improve Depression As Much As Physical Exercise

Hot Baths Could Improve Depression As Much As Physical Exercise

…Maybe in the abroad oo. Not in this obodo Nigeria.

Long soaks in a hot bath could help with depression. A small study has found that afternoon baths just twice a week produce a moderate but persistent lift to mood. The size of the benefit was similar to that seen with physical exercise, which is a recommended therapy for mild or moderate depression.

The method could work because raising body temperature in the afternoon helps restore the normal circadian rhythm of temperature, which is often disturbed in people with depression.

According to Metro, In depressed people, this rhythm can be disrupted or delayed by several hours. So reach for the essential oils, find a time to relax and run a bath that is slighting hotter than your body temperature – between 40C and 45C is perfect.

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