Okay!  If you listen to my morning show, you know that I am a bath taker.  I'm not ashamed to admit it.  Taking a bath is part of my early morning ritual.  Every day, around 4:45am, I climb into the bathtub and soak until I feel awake.  Then, I climb out, get ready and roll into work ready to take the airwaves at 6am.  But, if I'm being honest, my early morning bath isn't the only one I take a day.  I have been known to take two or three a day.  And, guess what?  According to a new report by Travel + Leisure, there may be some added health benefits.  As it turns out, I'm burning calories in the bathtub!

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Travel + Leisure shared the results of a Loughborough University study that put fourteen men through an experiment (why didn't they choose me??).  Each man was instructed to ride a bike for an hour, then sit in a bathtub for an hour (with the water at 104 degrees Fahrenheit).  Now, obviously, cycling burned a crap ton of calories and the bath didn't even come close.  However, the researchers did discover that the one-hour bath burned away about 130 calories, which is about the same amount of calories that someone would work off during a half-hour walk.  That's amazing!  Rub a dub dub.  I'm getting in the tub.

If you'd like to read the full Travel + Leisure report, CLICK HERE!   In the meantime, I'm going to run some bath water and boil off that bowl of cereal I had for breakfast!

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