Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Did you know? Heart disease has no age > Health-in-Motion 27 September 2016 A steady routine of physical activity is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle A steady routine of physical activity is a crucial component of a healthy lifestyle. But long, hot baths are good for you, too. That’s the conclusion of a study that has shown that soaking in a warm bath can burn as many calories as a walk, and lower blood sugar levels as much as cycling. Just by lying in a hot bath for an hour, volunteers burned 126 calories, which is equivalent to walking for half an hour. By controlling peak blood sugar, baths may also be beneficial in the fight against diabetes. 0 More: Daily Dose: Did you know? Heart disease has no ageHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Here’s why it can be dangerous to work overtime Lifestyle 8 symptoms that can mean you have low testosterone levels Medical Older HIV patients demand a seat on the Aids Council Fitness From drug addict to keen runner Fitness You’re not burning as many calories as you think Medical You're not too young to have a heart attack From our sponsors R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Symptoms differ from person to person, identifying what triggers your IBS Live healthier Beware! » 7 steps for surviving the flu 'I nearly died at an Adele concert’ How to tell if your doctor's a quack Your health is precious, so you need to be sure your doctor's the real deal. Bathroom etiquette » Less salt may lead to fewer nighttime bathroom trips SEE: 9 more funny bathroom signs Which office bathroom habits are the most important? Can you maintain your professionalism in your bathroom cubicle?