Hot baths reduce heart disease and stroke risk

Warm baths linked to reduced risk of heart disease or stroke find Japanese researchers.
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Daily hot baths associated with a 28 percent lower risk of heart disease.*

Anything that can help reduce heart attack risk is valuable

Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance

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New research conducted in Japan finds that hot baths can reduce a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke.

“One of the reserachers says a warm bath can equal an aerobic workout,” explains Jesse Slome. Slome is director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance (AACII).

Research published in the Japanese journal Heart revealed that individuals who take hot baths often show a significant decrease in risk for cardiovascular disease or stroke.

The researchers tracked the bathing habits and cardiovascular disease risk of 30,076 Japanese adults for 20 years. All participants were between 40 and 59 years of age. Daily hot baths are associated with a 28 percent lower risk of heart disease and a 26 percent lower risk of stroke. The researchers believe the heat of the water works to lower blood pressure while upping heart rate.

According to the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance, one American will suffer a heart attack every 40 seconds. “Anything that can help reduce heart attack risk is valuable,” Slome notes.

“We found that frequent tub bathing was significantly associated with a lower risk of hypertension. It suggests a beneficial effect of tub bathing on cardiovascular disease risk. It may be in part due to a reduced risk of developing hypertension,” the researchers stated.

Most people diagnosed with a heart attack survive

“You are likely to survive a heart attack. But you will take time off from work to recover,” Slome shares. “How will you pay rent or your mortgage?

Consider a modest critical illness insurance policy that can provide $10,000 to as much as $25,000 immediately following a qualifying heart attack diagnosis. “Today, costs for someone in their 40s can be quite affordable,” Slome notes. The Association provides an instant Cost Calculator on their website.

Tips for cancer and critical illness insurance planning

First of all, the Association recommends all men and women over 40 read more about what is critical illness insurance?

Secondly, use the Association’s instant critical illness insurance cost calculator to see an instant estimate of costs for cancer-only insurance coverage.

Thirdly, heart attack is only one health risk. At younger ages learn the benefits of an affordable cancer insurance option.

Fourthly, read tips to better compare critical illness insurance coverage. Significantly there are differences between policies. Therefore the helpful tips can save you money.

* Japanese Journal Heart, March 3, 2020

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