Hot water – the unsung hero of our everyday living

The uses of hot water cannot be overestimated in our daily lives, from therapeutic to recreational purposes; hot water remains indispensable and quintessential to everyday living.

The Japanese practise a water therapy which stipulates the drinking of warm water first thing in the morning and 45 minutes before any meal; they claim this is essential to eliminating toxins from the body, losing unhealthy weight and generally staying healthy. Hot water also improves digestion, relieves congestion and aids relaxation. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Japan emerged as the fourth healthiest country in the world in a poll conducted on CBS News in 2019.

In Africa, hot boiling water is popular as a means of extracting medicines from plants and herbs as a curative remedy for fevers. The steam bath is a modern adaptation of the African method of sitting bent over a boiling pot of herb- immersed hot water, enclosed in thick blankets. These steam baths are beneficial to cardiovascular health, help improves blood circulation, and promote the healing of broken skin tissue.

Modern medical science posits that drinking hot water helps break down food faster and reduces the risk of constipation. Detoxification is another benefit of drinking or bathing with hot water as the increased temperature causes sweating, which expels toxins and helps clean the pores. Modern medicine terms hot water as a vasodilator, meaning that it expands the blood vessels to improve blood circulation.

A study published in 2003 found that switching from drinking cold water to hot water could increase weight loss and that steam baths improve sinus health while drinking hot water helps mucous move more quickly. Taking a warm shower before bed has proven to help transition the body from an active mode into relaxation and sleep because it helps the natural thermoregulation process, signalling to the brain that it is time to sleep.

When mixed with coffee and teas, hot water has many benefits. Research published in 2017 linked hot coffee consumption to a longer life. Other research has found a link between moderate hot coffee consumption and a reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease, some cancers, type 2 diabetes, some liver disease and heart health problems. Hot teas may also reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. Studies have also linked the consumption of a hot cup of water to reduced stress and anxiety levels.

In the case of a baby or infant, it is usually important to use warm water for a bath because it offers a new sensation. Babies or young children need to be poured warm water over their bodies frequently to keep them warm.  However, one must ensure that the temperature of the warm water for babies does not exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid burns which could lead to surgery.

Geriatric medicine also believes in the benefits of warm water for the ageing population. Buoyancy allows senior citizens to have lighter mass in a pool of warm water, disallowing pressure on the joints and encouraging painless and stress-free exercises. Also, warm water improves body awareness, trunk stability and balance while promoting muscle relaxation for the elderly.

Warm water therapy pools also help improve balance for senior citizens, thereby dispelling the fear of falling; it promotes pain-free exercise and weight loss, helps faster rehabilitation from various surgeries or injuries, and reduces joint pain from arthritis fibromyalgia or other chronic pain issues.

In these ways and more, hot water is truly beneficial and quintessential to our everyday lives. All you need do as an individual is to invest your money in buying an Ariston water heater as it offers quality that can protect your family health. So don’t settle for less; buy the Ariston products for your family and home.