Top 4 Health Benefits of Hot Tubs
Can you picture a better way to spend your night, than soaking your troubles away?
Believe it or not, spending time relaxing in a hot tub can have many positive benefits. These benefits can have an impact on your current state of health, as well as your health for many years down the road. Keep reading to find out how relaxing in the heat of the lavish jet-infused water can have an impact on your health!
1. Muscle Relief and Soothed Joints
As the luxurious heat and pressure from the powerful jets hits your body, you might feel a wave of healing and relaxation wash over you. The temperature and buoyancy of the water combined with the water-based massage from the jets can create an atmosphere that is geared towards healing and rejuvenation.
You might notice first that your muscles begin to relax and let go of built-up tension. This can help reduce tension-headaches and help sore muscles feel better. Your joints can also benefit from this warm environment, especially if you suffer from arthritis. The buoyancy of the water lifts pressure from your body, allowing you to float and your joints to have a break from the effects of gravity and weight.
2. Relax and Unwind
Take advantage of the serenity in your backyard to relax with your thoughts. You can use this opportunity to let your mind unwind and de-stress. Especially at the end of a long, hard day. Feel the heat of the water wash over your body and close your eyes, as you slide into a pure and utter state of relaxation. Try to block out worrisome thoughts and concentrate on the sound of fluid water.
Taking some time for yourself on a regular basis can be extremely beneficial for your mental and emotional health. Self-care is so important! Many of us fail to make time for ourselves to truly relax and enjoy time alone. Especially when the stress and responsibilities of children, spouses, family and work follow us everywhere we go.
3. Better Sleep
Make spending time in your hot tub a part of your regular nightly routine. The heat and massaging features of the water can help prepare your body for a good night’s rest.
Getting a good sleep at night can:
- Improve memory retention
- Improve metabolism
- Increase energy levels
- Make you more alert
- Improve your mood, reducing irritability
- Strengthen your immune system
Water-based therapeutic techniques like hydrotherapy can help to reduce stress, improve muscle tension and encourage relaxation – which can all enhance a restful and deep sleep. Even adding certain fragrances to the water in your hot tub, such as lavender and eucalyptus, can help promote a great sleep with aromatherapy!
Regular exercise can benefit your health in many ways. It can help strengthen and tone your muscles, while helping improve weight management. Exercising in a hot tub can be incorporated into any healthy lifestyle. It can prove to make for a more comfortable exercise regimen, as added pressure is lifted from sore muscles and joints. The heated water will also warm your muscles and prepare your body for a workout so your less likely to pull a muscle.
Some simple and low-intensity water-based exercises can include:
- Flutter kicks
- Tricep dips
- Torso twists
- Reverse crunches
- Bicycle kicks
- Jumping jacks
- Calf raises
- Arm crossovers
As you may have noticed, some regular exercises can be tweaked to be done in the hot tub. Your safety is always top priority, so make sure to nourish your body with a balanced diet and lots of water! Before starting any exercise regimen, you should always speak with a physician first.
There are so many wonderful benefits of owning and using a hot tub. To learn more about how you can improve your lifestyle with a Sundance® Spas Hot Tub, contact our team of outdoor living experts at Backyards In Style today!