Lazy Girls Get Excited, This Incredibly Relaxing Activity May Be As Good As Working Out

Let’s be honest, it is getting colder and the last thing we feel like doing is heading to spin class or putting foot to the pavement early in the morning. What we would rather do is sink into a hot bath, pop on a facemask, close our eyes and relax.

Sometimes the latter is harder to fit into our day and we feel as though we have to prioritise a workout over relaxation in order to do something good for our bodies.

There is some good news for us as winter approaches and our motivation weans even more. It turns out a hot bath may be just as beneficial as a workout. Yup, you read that right. Turn on the bath now and turn off your phone because you need a long, hot soak.

Researchers found that participants who cycled at a moderate speed for an hour burned the same amount of calories as those who chilled out in a 104-degree bath.

It all comes down to the increase in heart rate that puts the circulatory system into work. If you want, you could have an extremely cold bath … Didn’t think so.

There is of course a few questions around whether this is too hot, yes there can be too much of a good thing. Just, be safe if you do this and if it’s too hot maybe you can have a cooler bath and a short stroll?

We aren’t suggesting you cancel your gym membership or hang up your running shoes for good, rather, we are suggesting that you take time out for yourself with a hot bath – and a face mask of course! (N.B face masks will not help you lose weight, but they will purify, detoxify, exfoliate and brighten your skin)

Need some face mask inspo?

L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask

Whether you multi-mask or not, clay masks that leave you looking incredible are all the rage, even if you look like a monster at the time. The Purify & Mattify mask combats oil and shine and makes skin healthier and more beautiful in just one use. Detoxify & Brighten rids pores of impurities and leaves skin healthy and balanced. Exfoliate & Smooth creates healthier complexion with less visible imperfections.


If you fancy multi-masking, here’s a handy guide.

Garnier Pure Active Charcoal Anti-Blackhead 3-in-one

Keep your complexion pure and balanced with three different anti-blackhead defenses – sign me up.

Why let your skin have all the fun, if you are going to skip the gym do it right with a hair mask. After all, bad hair days are the start of a bad day all round so do future-you a favour.

Kerastase Nutritive Masque Magistral

We all want shiny, luscious hair like you see on the shampoo ads. This mask will give you that shiny hair thanks to technology containing Irisome 4600ppm, a combination of the highest concentration of gluco-active and Iris rhizome extract, which nourishes and restores.

Redken Extreme Mega Mask

So many of us have weak hair and we are constantly molting our hair all around the house. The benefits of this mask not only last up to three washes, but it also sees hair 15x stronger and more resilient.

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