Perhaps minus the macarons and wine, but hey - we won't tell! As if you needed yet another reason to lock yourself in the bathroom for hours Margot Tenenbaum-style, a researcher at Loughborough University has discovered that a steamy soaking sesh can burn as many calories as a brisk, 30-minute walk (around 140). Additionally, peak blood sugar after eating appears to be about 10% lower post-bath than it is after exercise, meaning your languid self-care rituals really are doing your body good. So sit back, relax, and shop some bath-time essentials that'll help make fitting into your bikini way more fun.

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