Would you have ever considered that a daily mundane activity like taking a bath could also benefit your health? A warm bath, especially on a rainy day like this will not only help cleanse you, it will also freshen up and rejuvenate your spirit. So the next time you rush to the bathroom, don’t just scrub and clean till your done, release your body and give in to this relaxing ritual – bathing.
Treats colds and headaches
Taking a warm water bath allows you to inhale the steam that acts as a natural decongestant. You can also add a few drops of essential oils such as eucalyptus or peppermint for a much more relaxing bath. These oils mixed with the warm water will help fight phlegm and sore throat. Apart from that it also accelerates blood circulation which can help relieve headache.
A warm water bath opens up your pores and cleans the dirt and oil lodged into them. The warmth naturally moisturises your skin making it soft and supple.
A warm bath increases circulation of the lymph system in the body. This causes you to sweat and release the toxins and bacteria from the body.
Helps you sleep
If you have trouble sleeping, step into the bathroom and soak yourself in some water. Allow your body to relax and disconnect from everything else. The warm water bath will raise your temperature which will slowly begin to drop once you leave the bathroom. This change in temperature will trigger sleep.
When you take a warm water bath, don’t rush it. Take some time to unwind and relax. Doing so will have a calming effect on your body. Try indulging in this bathing ritual at the end of your day as this can relieve stress and help you sleep too.