Many people enjoy soaking in a bubble bath as a way to relieve stress and spend some personal time. This is especially true for seniors that tend to develop health issues that can be eased with a warm bath. Taking baths rather than showers may offer some extra health benefits to a senior.
Here are four benefits of warm baths for seniors.
- Reduces Inflammation
Inflammation in the body increases with physical activity and stress. Exercise, for instance, naturally causes inflammation. It is then followed by a long-term release of anti-inflammatory chemicals to fight sore muscles, redness and swelling. Research shows that raising the body temperature can help the body’s anti-inflammatory response. So, when you take a warm bath after an exercise, this could help your body recover and reduce inflammation.
- Improves Mental Well-Being
Your nervous system is soothed by the warmth of the water, which lowers the level of stress and anxiety in your body. This means that your mood can improve with a warm bath. Is your body tired after a busy day with the grandkids or going to the store? Taking a bath is a great way to wind down and get rid of your exhaustion.
- Relieves Stressed Joints
Taking a warm bath can help your blood flow better so more blood can move through your body. This is what helps loosen your joints and muscles, allowing you to move more freely. Baths can also help people who feel stiff all the time or whose joints hurt when it’s chilly. When you take a warm bath, it can help your body heal and relax at the same time.
- Improves Sleep Quality
By cooling down your body and improving your blood flow, warm water helps your body regulate its temperature. This then signals your brain to make a sleep hormone called melatonin, which helps you sleep. Take a bath before going to bed so that you can get a restful sleep. You should try to get in the bath about 90 minutes before you go to bed. You don’t want your body to still be too alert when you hit the sack, so timing is very important.
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