Looking for a few tips on how to use your hot tub to keep you healthy? Here are three ways your hot tub can bring about some changes that will leave you looking and feeling great.
Reduce Stress – For millions of Americans, elevated stress levels are contributing factors to a whole host of other health issues. From high blood pressure to anxiety, stress is dangerous if left unchecked and a real issue for many people. Learning how to reduce stress or finding activities that lower stress levels are a first step in feeling better and getting healthier.
Soaking in a hot tub is one of the best stress reducers around. When you sit and relax in warm, massaging water, your mind has the chance to take a break, slowing your blood pressure and causing you to feel calm. As the heat from the water penetrates overworked, stressed joints and muscles, the body starts to relax and tension disappears.
Improve Sleep – Insomnia affects all of us at one time or another, making it difficult to concentrate or focus. The fact is, a good night’s sleep is simply necessary for your body to repair itself and deliver essential nutrients where they are needed most. When you don’t sleep properly, your body can’t perform at optimal levels and you become tired, agitated and cranky. Sound familiar?
If you take a dip in the hot tub after dinner even three nights a week, sleep will improve. The soothing, relaxing sensation of the hot tub actually prepares your mind and body for a restful, deep sleep. Shutting the mind down and calming the body can be difficult with television, computers, phones and other noise. Relaxing in the hot tub gives you the chance to step outside yourself temporarily to wind down. When you are truly relaxed, your body is ready to rest and sleep comes naturally.
Promote Weight Loss and Reduce Cellulite – These days, everyone is looking for a quick way to drop a few pounds. And while there is no substitute for eating less and exercising, there is a trick that can boost weight loss efforts. Sit in the hot tub for twenty minutes four or five days a week and significantly improve weight loss. When you immerse your body in hot water, your temperature increases and blood vessels dilate which increases circulation. Improved circulation leads to a reduction in fluid retention which aids in eliminating cellulite.
Your body goes through the same changes when you sit in the hot tub as when you exercise. The heat actually simulates exercise, giving you the same benefits without the pressure or wear and tear on the joints. For folks who have a hard time with mobility, a hot tub is a perfect way to get the cardiovascular benefits of exercise without having to move.
Your hot tub is more than a relaxing retreat, but a tool for keeping you healthy and feeling great. From reducing stress to promoting weight loss and helping you get a better night’s sleep, soaking even three times a week can leave you feeling great, looking better and ready to face what lies ahead.