Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bathing For Health Benefits

We feel the freshness after bathing, in addition to the body clean of dirt. Shower in the morning if you get used to the cold will not be felt, even coolness that can be felt. Especially when we finished a long trip or a grueling activity, bathing can restore freshness to your body.
Recent research indicates that the bath was not only serves to cleanse the body of impurities. But it also serves to bathe away stress, improve immune system, prevent skin infections and can cure certain medical problems.
New England Journal of Medicine had published a study showing that people with diabetes only takes half an hour soaking in a tub of warm water to lower blood sugar levels up to 13%.

In Japan, a study also showed that soaking in a tub of warm water for 10 minutes can improve heart health, help those who underwent exercise test better and be able to reduce pain.

What is meant here is not just a shower bath with a whole body flushed. But also includes bathing (full body), swim or just soaking your feet in the water.

What other benefits from a shower that we do, and how long should it take for us to take a shower?

Below are some hints that not only beneficial, but also fun and healthy:

Bath remove toxins

Warm bath with a temperature of 32-35 degrees to open the pores of the body. This will help to remove toxins or poisons that settles in the body. Warm bath may also help lower blood sugar, heal sore muscles and helps keep the colon in order to work properly. The recommended time to shower for 10-20 minutes.

Relieve stress

Cold water bath is a great way for those who are experiencing stress. And good water temperature recommended is 12-18 degrees. Very good cold shower to relieve tension while providing a fresh mind.

Treat eczema and other skin diseases

Certain skin diseases like eczema, rashes, or itching of skin can be reduced if the water is added baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), which acts as an anti-septic. It is advisable to soak for 10-20 minutes. If there is time and opportunity could not hurt to go to hot springs in the recreation area or place that is reserved exclusively.

Healing and infection prevention

Cure thrush can be helped by adding 3 or 4 apple cider vinegar to the bathtub. It is good for removing toxins from the body because the vinegar to balance the acidity. Add the warm water in the bath and soak for 15-20 minutes.

Relieve colds and headaches

Soak feet in warm water. This will help reduce the pain due to flu and Skit head. Additionally, it will refresh tired legs after activity or exercise. Feet put in warm water approximately sampi wrist or knee to the limit. It's also good when added a few drops of oils such as lavender, peppermint or lemon, which serves to provide freshness. Do it for 10-20 minutes, then wash your feet with cold water.


For those who have trouble sleeping or suffer from insomnia, soak the feet in cold water very well. Enter the feet to feel cold feet, no need for long but just enough. This method can also be used for tired legs and tired, as well as nose bleeding and constipation.

Blood circulation

Try soaking the feet alternate between warm and cold water. Can be tried first for 1 or 2 minutes in warm water, then increased 30 minutes in cold water. Do this for a couple of times later.

Form the body and fitness

Swimming baths on a regular basis will make up the body as well as providing fitness. Try to swim regularly, twice a week, three times or four times. Within a few months would seem that increasing physical fitness. If we see the athlete pool is seen that the shape of their bodies toned, athletic and fresh due to a regular exercise does.


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