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New Obesity Treatment? Study Eyes Softubs for Overweight Women

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Obese. Nobody wants to fall into that category, but the reality is that more and more women are finding themselves there. Once you have put on the weight, it can be hard to get it off. Exercising is often difficult and can even be painful for women who are severely overweight. The exciting news is that new research shows soaking in a Softub can help obese and overweight women on their journey to weight loss.

An Exciting Discovery

The research actually came in an unexpected way. The University of Oregon was conducting research on women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). These women were also overweight. In the study, the women soaked in a hot tub for at least an hour 4 times a week over a two month period. The intent was to see what the effects would be on their PCOS. Samples of fat tissue were assessed at the beginning and the end of the study. The results turned out to be quite encouraging in terms of weight loss. The results showed the typical benefits of hot tubbing like reduced blood pressure, improved blood flow and improved heart rate. What was new and exciting was that the results also showed decreased inflammation and improved insulin sensitivity. Those two results mean great things for women who are looking to lose weight.

What Caused This

How can a simple hot tub soak result in all of these health benefits? Three words “heat shock proteins”. Soaking in hot water causes your body to increase the number of these “heat shock proteins” that it is producing. As these proteins increased in the fat tissue, they caused a  decrease in inflammation. The protein also works to repair damage that has been caused to insulin receptors. This is what lead to improved insulin sensitivity. Decreased inflammation and increased insulin sensitivity within fat tissue creates a great environment for weight loss.

How Can You Use This Information

You may be thinking, this is all great information, but how can I use this in my weight loss journey? Simply put, you can greatly improve your weight loss efforts by enjoying a relaxing soak in a Softub for at least an hour a day four times a week. It’s as easy as that. All you have to do is get into the Softub and your body will take over from there. We know it sounds a little too good to be true, but the more time you spend in a Softub, the more you will see all of the amazing benefits.