I’m lazy, so I like this story! Soaking In A Hot Bath Burns As Many Calories As A 30-Minute Walk. Researchers claim that relaxing in a hot bath may be just as beneficial for your body as a 30-minute walk.
Scientists at Loughborough University in England put 14 men through two tests: a one-hour bicycle ride and a one-hour bath in 104-degree Fahrenheit water.
Cycling was found to burn more calories, but relaxing in a bath also shed 130 calories – which is about the amount you’ll burn on a half-hour walk – because of the increase in body temperature.
They also measured the participants’ blood sugar for 24 hours after each trial.
It was discovered that peak blood sugar was around 10 percent lower when a bath was taken in place of the bike ride.