It is true that bathing in warm water during winter is delicious, but is it good for health? Maybe now you have to switch from that habit because recently a study from Japan led by Chika Nishiyama of Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine School of Nursing suggests that cases of heart failure while bathing increases 10x fold in comparison to the summer.
This is a fact that is quite important for Japanese society, given that most people liked to bathe in hot water for many hours to calm down after a busy day.
“In Japan, many hot water bath for a long time because of traditional Japanese houses are not closed properly like a house in the West. In addition, central heating equipment is also rarely used,” Nishiyama said as quoted by the Straits Times on Monday (04/25/2011) .
Nishiyama and his colleagues used data approximately 11 thousand cases of heart failure that occurred in western Osaka prefecture between 2005 and 2007 as the basis for their studies. Based on that data, prior heart failure, 22 percent of whom are in a state of sleep while 9 percent was in the shower. Approximately 3 percent of heart failure while doing work activities and 0.5 percent of middle exercise.
Looking at the average case of heart failure, 54 cases occurred in 10 million people every hour when they were bathing. Followed by 10 cases from 10 million people who suffered heart failure during exercise. term paper