by Lou Bartelli
posted Jul 25 2016 11:31AM
HIGHLIGHTS: A new study found that taking a HOT BATH for half an hour burns as many calories as a half hour walk . . . it gets your metabolism going and reduces blood pressure.
FULL STORY: If you HATE exercising, but like the idea of, you know, burning a few calories once in a while . . . consider this an early Christmas present.
A new study out of Loughborough University in England found that taking a HOT BATH can give you pretty much all of the same effects as exercising.
The researchers found that a hot bath reduces your blood pressure, gets your metabolism going, AND burns calories.
A half hour in a hot tub burned 140 calories, which is the same as a half hour walk.
Now, a bath doesn't burn as many calories as more intense exercise, and there are plenty of other health benefits you can only get from exercising . . . but getting into a hot tub is definitely better than nothing.
According to the researchers, your body releases proteins when it's exposed to exercise OR heat . . . which is why exercise and baths have similar effects.
by Lou Bartelli
posted Jul 13 2016 10:26AM
Spotify has (loosely) identified the 50 most popular songs for a couple's first dance at weddings. To do it, they just analyzed thousands of playlists from around the world titled "first dance" . . . so we're a click or two south of pure science.
But who cares? Romance is in the air.
Here's the Top 10 . . .
1. "Thinking Out Loud", Ed Sheeran
2. "At Last", Etta James
3. "You Are the Best Thing", Ray LaMontagne
4. "All of Me", John Legend
5. "A Thousand Years", Christina Perri
6. "Make You Feel My Love", Adele
7. "I Won't Give Up", Jason Mraz
8. "Everything", Michael Buble
9. "Better Together", Jack Johnson
10. "Amazed", Lonestar