BBC Two – Trust Me I’m A Doctor – Are there health benefits of a hot bath?


Lizzie Oxley


BBC Two’s Trust Me I’m A Doctor Summer Special looks at whether having a hot bath can improve your blood glucose levels.

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The summer 2016 special of Trust Me I’m a Doctor investigates if there are ways we can get the benefits of exercise without actually having to do exercise.

The programme investigates whether there are health benefits from simply getting hot…and should we be more like the Nordics and use hot spa baths and saunas more regularly? Dr Steve Faulkner from Loughborough University explains increased sauna use can decrease your risk of cardiac disease.

Our outdoor spa pool runs at a toasty 38-40 degrees and is the perfect place to unwind. For your chance to win a spa break for 2 worth £359, including the use of our indoor & outdoor spa, simply answer this question from the BBC Trust Me I’m a Doctor summer special filmed at Moddershall Oaks and aired this week.

“Lying in hot water increases your energy expenditure and makes you burn more calories…but how many more calories does Michael Mosley suggest you lose?”
A: 16 or B: 61
Send your answer to with the subject Trust Me I’m a Doctor competition.

HINT! The answer is around 24 minutes in.

Make sure you include your name, phone number and address in the email.


Competition ends 31/7/16 at midnight. All entrants will be added to our email database and the winner will be announced in our 1st August newsletter. Your details will not be shared with anyone else and you can unsubscribe at any time. One entry per email address. The prize is a Spa Escape overnight stay for 2, valid for arrivals Sunday-Thursday excluding bank holiday and includes arrival at 3pm, use of the facilities, 2 course evening meal, overnight stay, cooked breakfast, a 25 minute facial or massage, check out of your room at 11am and departure from the spa at 5pm. Entrants must be 16 years old or over.