When I was bathing my son last night, it came up on my mind that why Japanese love having a bath and what they do it for🤔 Honestly, I am not a typical Japanese man who enjoys it😢 I am totally in the other way around 🤣 I’d rather have a quick shower than a long lovely bath😏 I can’t be bothered to spend that much time doing it🧐
while I was living in Australia for almost 14 years, I never had a bath except the time I came back to Japan on my holiday. On top of that, there used to be really strict restrictions on water usage in Australia, therefore thinking to have a bath was out of the question😅
However, I have had a bath with my son every single day even since we came back from Australia last June. To tell you the truth, I don’t mind having one at all😚 That’s why it got me thinking what kind of effects we can expect from having a regular bath and here are some answers:
- Stimulates blood circulation and boosts immune system.
As you can imagine, your body temperature goes up while you are having a bath which means the blood flow is increased because blood vessels dilate. The more blood runs in your body, the more your metabolism is increased. When your metabolism is right on the track, you have more energy to fight back against viruses💪
- Relaxes muscles and joints
When your body is in water, buoyancy (upthrust force) works. In other words, something is able to float because there is buoyancy that is working. Your body weight is reduced to a tenth. For instance, if you weigh 60kg, your body weight is down to 6kg in water because of the upthrust force. No wonder why you feel relaxed in water because your muscles and joints are loosened.
- Detoxes body and removes unhealthy substances
This is also related to the first one that I have mentioned above. The better your blood circulation improves, the more blood runs in your body. When you are healthy as well as your immune system is good, blood takes unwanted and unhealthy substances away from your body through circulation. Detox works better when your blood circulation is well.
Those are a few advantages of having a bath, whether you like them or not😉 I used to hate having one before but don’t mind it these days. Because I am getting older and older, maybe😂
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