Hot tub lovers may rest easy knowing they've been getting in a good workout. A recent study conducted by researchers at Coventry University .
It's hard to believe, but scientists' real purpose in life is to provide us with entertaining facts like these.
According to the US Sun, a team of scientists from Coventry University studied 20 healthy adults aged 26 to 60.
The three treatments, each lasting half an hour, took place over the course of three consecutive days, inside a Lay-Z Spa Majorca Hydrojet Pro.
The researchers took readings on a variety of physiological and psychological indicators, such as heart rate, blood pressure, blood flow, anxiety, salivary cortisol levels, emotional state, and sense of body temperature.
A follow-up survey was also sent out. Blood flow to the legs of the research participants rose by an average of 345 percent following these immersion sessions.
A brisk walk has an effect on the heart equal to a 31-beat rise in the usual heart rate. Additionally, there was a notable drop in blood pressure.