Steamy Habit Lowers Heart Disease Risk
These are stressful times, and it’s understandable to be worried about your health and about the future.
But if you’re not careful, worrying about things like coronavirus could turn into the reality of heart disease.
That’s because stress is a major risk factor for heart disease.
The good news is that there’s a simple, drug-free way to reduce your risk of stress and heart disease.
It’s the perfect solution while you’re “sheltering in place” because you can do it right from the comfort of your own home.
One of the main reasons why stress boosts your risk of heart disease is because it can drive your blood pressure sky high.
Chronic stress also exposes your body to chronically high levels of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
And believe it or not, stress can actually cause changes in the way your blood clots, which can increase the risk of a heart attack.
And let’s face it, there’s a lot to be stressed about right now.
Even if you’re not worried about catching the coronavirus, maybe you’re anxious about loved ones maintaining their jobs or supermarket shortages.
Or maybe your blood pressure is creeping up simply because you’re feeling trapped in your own house.
Whatever the reason, there’s a simple solution—and you don’t have to step foot outside of your house to do it.
Take a bath.
You know that a nice, hot bath can reduce stress.
Now, a new study has shown that hot baths can directly lower your risk of heart disease.
The study tracked over 30,000 adults for 20 years to see if there was a connection between their bathing habits and heart disease risk.
Turns out that people who took hot baths every day had a…
- 28 percent lower risk of heart disease
- 26 percent lower risk of stroke
The hotter the water, the better the results (although you don’t want to go too hot… don’t burn yourself).
Those taking the hottest baths had a 35 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
The reason was simple: Hot baths can lower your blood pressure, which is one of the main risk factors for heart disease.
Hot baths also increase your heart rate and improve how effectively your heart pumps blood to your organs.
Incidentally, those are the same benefits you get from aerobic exercise.
No, that doesn’t mean you should sit on your couch all day. Exercise is another great way to relieve stress and boost heart health.
But adding in an evening bath adds one more layer of protection in these stressful, uncertain times.
And that’s something we could all benefit from.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
Heart disease doesn’t discriminate. While it is the leading killer of men in the US (killing nearly 350,000 men per year), women aren’t far behind that number, at 300,000 deaths per year. A recent study found a hidden culprit that’s causing a woman’s risk of heart disease to skyrocket. And, men, this is a warning...
Last week I told you about a popular food that does NOT negatively impact your heart: eggs. Today, I’m sounding the alarm about a “hidden” ingredient that can actually DOUBLE your risk of dying from heart disease. You’re probably eating it every single day… and you don’t even know it. Find out what it is…...
You know the saying, “Too much of a good thing.” That applies perfectly to a controversial Alzheimer’s treatment. In the past, the mainstream rejected it because it works for psychiatric issues… and can have some long term health effects when given in a “therapeutic” doses. But a recent study showed that these doses are too...
Diabetes brings with it a hefty amount of collateral damage throughout your body… but it is especially hard on your heart. Heart failure is one of the most common complications of type 2 diabetes. Heart failure doesn’t happen overnight. Changes occur over years that break down your heart’s structure and function. Researchers wanted to find...
The more we learn about dementia, the more we understand that there are certain things you can do to dramatically lower—or raise—your risk of dementia. A study just published in the Journal of Nutrition revealed something that increases your risk of dementia FOUR-FOLD. Fortunately, it’s never too late to make a change. Researchers studied 2,800...
Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people over 60. Long before you go completely blind, problems in your central vision will impact your ability to read, drive, cook, garden—and to clearly see the faces of the people you love so dearly. That means that this disease robs you of your...
Collateral damage. I talk about it all the time. You’re trying to do something good for your health, but you cause other problems in the process. This is a MAJOR problem with Big Pharma’s so-called solutions. Here’s a prime example: There’s a highly popular drug that’s supposed to help your heart… but it TRIPLES your...
You’re doing everything you can to prevent coronavirus. Washing your hands. Ordering your groceries online. Watching church online. Waving at your grandkids through paned-glass windows. I sincerely hope this virus hasn’t—and doesn’t—personally impact you and your loved ones. But in the event that it does, scientists have found out something that could give you a...
Earlier in the week, I told you about a sweet fruit called guava that can help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and even has anti-cancer properties. Today, I’m going to tell you about a not-so-sweet fruit that has some very BIG health benefits. But don’t let its bitter taste sour your opinion of this exotic...
Have you ever noticed that as you get older, you don’t quite “bounce back” from things the way you used to? The common cold might last longer… or might take you a little longer to recover from exercise. But if you’ve suffered from heart issues, it can be much more serious. Because the older you...