If you’ve ever been in a hot tub, you know just how good it can make you feel.
But did you know that there are potential health benefits of hot tub use too?
We’ve compiled a brief list of beneficial reasons why you should incorporate hot tub dips into your lifestyle (in case you need an excuse or two)!
Regular Hot Tub Use – A Beneficial Practice for the Mind and Body
Hot tubs are relaxing, physically.
As stated above, the warm water of hot tubs can provide physical relaxation of the muscles.
Stress from work and exercise can tax your joints and muscles. Just minutes a day can provide both physical and mental relief.
An article from AZcentral.com reports “According to the American Heart Association, heat from hot-water spas leads to a process called vasodilation, or the widening of blood vessels. As the blood vessels open up, tension and pain can also loosen their grip on the body.”
They’re also relaxing, mentally.
Taking time for you can provide mental clarity and stress relief necessary for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. In an article published by HealthGuidance.org,
“Our psychological and physical health are closely tied together, and simply taking regular time out can be enough to help strengthen our immune system and avoid contracting colds or other problems.”
Hot tubs can provide pain relief from chronic conditions.
If you suffer from chronic pain, hot tub therapy may alleviate pain and stiffness associated with your condition. In an article by Arthritis.org,
“Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain. It reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.”
They can also help you sweat.
Sweating can help the body rid itself of toxins improving skin tone and appearance. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 100 degrees is an ideal temperature for healthy adults.
If you would like to learn more about hot tubs, we’d love to help! Contact Zagers today and talk to one of our hot tub professionals.