Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: The 10 best yoga poses for men > 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: The 10 best yoga poses for menHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition Is coconut water actually good for you? Lifestyle ‘I’m a disabled man, and here’s what you’re getting wrong about Stephen Hawking’s death’ Medical How your eyes can reveal a brain tumour Lifestyle 7 shocking things your first period can tell you about your health Lifestyle Should you squat on a public toilet to avoid germs? Fitness 5 new rules of super strength From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Live healthier Effects on your brain? » 5 ways to get more seafood into your diet Mercury in fish may raise ALS risk Is it bad for your brain if you literally never eat fish? Calling all grown-ass picky eaters! Eeewwww! » ‘Why is my cough worse at night?’ SEE: When you cough, this is what happens to your body Can you get sick if someone coughs on you? The fine saliva mist emitted by a cough remains suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.