Hot Tubs, Health, and You
A warm mist glides across your face as your body is enveloped by warmth. Your body feels like it is floating, and your mind is tranquil as the everyday stresses of life dissipate. This type of total relaxation may seem far-fetched, but achieving it is as easy as stepping into a hot tub. Feeling relaxed and serene is a natural asset of spending time in a Sundance Spa or a Jacuzzi Hot Tub, and has real benefits to your well-being.
Studies have shown that relieving stress through relaxation is extremely effective in helping alleviate numerous health issues. It is possible to reduce anxiety or depression, decrease blood pressure, boost immunity, reduce fatigue, lower the risk of a stroke, and even improve heart health. On top of those benefits, spending time in a Jacuzzi has a palpable effect on easing joint and muscle pain.
It is no secret that the older you get, the more you have minor aches and pains. Many people think this is something they just have to live with, but the truth is relief can be just a soak away. Stiff muscles and joints can be a lingering problem which isn’t always cured with a good night’s sleep. What will alleviate those aches is immersion into warm water with jets offering massage-like qualities. When your body is submerged it becomes buoyant, and the duress that gravity places on your joints is lessened, which is an especially welcome change for people with arthritic issues.
Muscle pain can also be problematic, and it doesn’t matter if that discomfort is the product of a demanding workout or simply everyday life. Thankfully, getting into a hot tub will provide desperately needed relief. When you soak in hot water, your circulation and blood flow will naturally increase, which will aid the healing process in sore muscles no matter where they are on your body.
Speaking of the improved circulation, which comes from spending time in a hot tub, another highly desired benefit of it is weight loss. Yes, simply soaking in a hot tub can promote weight loss. It may seem far-fetched, but is very much a reality. A study showed simply sitting in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day helped people lose a small amount of weight, even without exercise. The increased blood flow that is a product of the hot tub increases the heart rate and is essentially simulating light exercise. It is also known that heat naturally lowers our appetites, which may be another reason for the weight loss.
It should be obvious by now that there are overwhelming benefits to immersing yourself in a hot tub. People have been using water to aid their health since the beginning of civilization, and there is a good reason for that – it works.