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While the rest of the world wonders if he and his famous girlfriend are really married, Travis Barker is focused on growing his wellness brand, Barker Wellness. In fact, the brand recently launched its first Bath Soak, which features a blend of CBD, CBC, lavender, bergamot, and hibiscus that is aimed at keeping you clean and calming your senses.
In fact, thanks to the presence of cannabinoids, the bath products will serve to combat both inflammation and redness.

It’s no surprise that Barker has incorporated bath products into his wellness brand, especially because he himself is such a huge fan of baths.

Travis Barker Loves His Bath Time

Personally, I love baths. I find them relaxing both mentally and physically. I think it’s important to take time for yourself and just be with your thoughts—baths are the perfect moment to do this.” – Travis Barker

Travis Barker is definitely onto something because getting lost in a long, hot bath isn’t just a peaceful and relaxing experience, but it can also have a few health benefits.

5 Benefits of getting into the tub

1. Baths can improve your mood

Anybody who’s enjoyed a bath after a long day can definitely attest to this, but there’s actually research to back it up.

According to a study published in BMC Psychiatry, of the 45 people with depression that were surveyed, those who took two 20-minute baths a week had lower ratings on a depression scale compared to those who exercised for 45 to 50 minutes twice a week.

Additionally, University of Wolverhampton psychologist Neil Morris surveyed 80 people who took a bath every day for a fortnight, and he revealed the following:

“I found that bathing improved general psychological wellness radically. There was a significant drop in feelings of pessimism about the future and increases in hedonic tone, the internal feeling of pleasurability…

I believe that the results could be even more impressive over a longer period of time. Baths give you the chance to stop the day for a few minutes, in a way that showers can’t. There is a wonderful combination of isolation, quiet, and comfort.”

2. Baths can help you sleep better

Chances are that you could improve your sleep habits, and soaking in the bath could be one of the best ways to do so.

According to an analysis of 13 different studies published in Sleep Medicine Reviews, taking a warm bath (or shower) before bed can lead to longer and better sleep quality.

As for how a bath helps you sleep better?

There’s a theory that a warm bath can lead to the production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) as the warm bath raises your body temperature, and when you get out of it, it cools it down, which signals sleep time, thus triggering the production of melatonin.

3. Baths can make your heart healthier

Cardiovascular disease is still the leading cause of death worldwide (yes, it’s still ahead of COVID-19). With that in mind, it’s important to adopt heart-healthy habits, and it appears that taking a bath is one of them.

According to a 20-year study published in Heart, over 30 000 people in Japan that took a bath at least every day faced a 28% reduced risk of developing cardiovascular disease and 26% reduced risk of having a stroke when compared to people who took baths less than twice a week.

4. Baths burn calories

Yep, you read that right. If you’re looking to burn more calories, then you might want to start taking more baths, that’s at least according to one study.

Speaking to The Conversation, lead researcher Dr. Steve Faulkner revealed that the study found that a hot bath used up as many calories as a 30-minute walk. Now while you should opt to follow a healthy diet and exercise if you want to burn calories and maintain a healthy weight, soaking in a hot bath doesn’t sound as bad now, does it?

5. Baths can alleviate cold and flu symptoms

There’s nothing quite like a hot bath to help with a stuffy nose and painful chest.

Thanks to the steam that it produces, a hot bath can help to open up your nasal passageways, relieving cold and flu symptoms.

How To Draw The Perfect Bath

With all the aforementioned benefits that we’ve listed, we’re sure that you’re looking to draw yourself a bath right now? If so, here’s how to get the most out of it by drawing the perfect bath.

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  1. Set the mood: Light some candles, put on some music, and turn off your notifications
  2. Have your tools ready: A book, face mask, a cup of tea, or cucumbers for your eyes
  3. Draw the tub: Find the right temperature by starting off with really hot water and then slowly adding cold water.
  4. Add your products: Whether it be bath salts, bath bombs, oil or even milk – add whatever you need to your bath to ensure that your skin also gets a treat.
  5. Soak and relax

References

Haghayegh S, Khoshnevis S, Smolensky MH, Diller KR, Castriotta RJ. (2019). Before-bedtime passive body heating by warm shower or bath to improve sleep: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sleep Medicine Reviews. 46:124-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.smrv.2019.04.008. PMID: 31102877

Naumann, J., Kruza, I., Denkel, L. et al. (2020). Effects and feasibility of hyperthermic baths in comparison to exercise as add-on treatment to usual care in depression: a randomised, controlled pilot study. BMC Psychiatry 20, 536. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-020-02941-1

S. H. Faulkner, S. Jackson, G. Fatania & C. A. Leicht (2017) The effect of passive heating on heat shock protein 70 and interleukin-6: A possible treatment tool for metabolic diseases?, Temperature, 4:3, 292-304, DOI: 10.1080/23328940.2017.1288688

Ukai T, Iso H, Yamagishi K, et al. (2020). Habitual tub bathing and risks of incident coronary heart disease and stroke. Heart106:732-737.

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba

Pie Mulumba is a beauty and wellness writer who has a passion for poetry, equality, natural hair, and skin-care. With a journalism degree from Pearson's Institute of Higher Education, and identifiable by either her large afro or colorful locks, Pie aspires to continuously provide the latest information, be it beauty or wellness, on how one can adopt a healthy lifestyle on a day-to-day basis.

The content in this editorial is for general information only and is not intended to provide medical or other professional advice. For more information on your medical condition and treatment options, speak to your healthcare professional.

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