Musing of a convoluted mind: Is regularly taking bath necessary for good health?
Do you think it is absolutely essential to have a daily bath? Put your mind to this interesting question & give your views here.
Since my childhood, my parents have been stressing on this point. They used to tell me (and my brother and sister) to take bath regularly. Other relatives used to advise the same to maintain good hygiene. And on Sundays, all three were forced to use soap very extensively. During other seasons, it was quite okay, but it was really a punishment in winter.
Now I am settled in Delhi and the harsh winter is approaching very fast in this city. My convoluted mind has started trying to find various excuses of not taking bath. But my 87(+) father and 81(+) mother are regularly advising me over phone to take bath everyday, and that too in cold water. They are still doing the same in Kolkata.
As a part of finding various excuses for not taking bath, I have been studying. Inuit don't take bath regularly. I have grave doubt whether they take bath even once in a month. Even in India, I know that people of Kargil, Ladakh and Lahaul-Spiti don't take bath regularly. People of Jaisalmer, Rajasthan also don't take bath regularly.
So, my convoluted mind is asking: Is taking bath regularly necessary for good health and hygiene? As I daren't ask this question to my parents, I am asking this question to the Members of ISC.
Members of ISC, kindly express your opinion in this regard.