A Bath is Good for You

People in many countries around the world take showers rather than baths, but most Japanese take a bath regularly. In a Japanese bath, you get into the bathtub and cover your whole body in hot water. People stay in the bath until their bodies feel nice and warm. According to some Japanese researchers, taking a hot bath this way is good for your health. Here are three of their reasons. First, a hot bath makes you feel better because your backaches and stiff shoulders don’t hurt so much. Second, when you are in the bath, you don’t feel your weight. Your body floats in the water, and this helps to relax your muscles. Finally, a hot bath before you go to bed is good because you can fall sleep more easily.