There is nothing better than relaxing in a hot tub after a long and stressful day. While adding a hot tub adds that little bit of luxury to your home, it also has a whole range of health benefits. Not a lot of people need an excuse to buy a hot tub, as they are very enjoyable all on their own. Nevertheless, there are even more reasons to purchase a hot tub, the health benefits, which will be explored in this blog.
Are hot tubs good for your health?
Hot tubs are incredibly beneficial to your health. They improve your mental health while easing the pain from physical symptoms. They improve circulation and speed up the body’s natural healing process by relaxing muscles and relieving the pressure on the nerves.
Hot tub mental health benefits
Soaking in a hot tub has been proven to have a whole range of mental and psychological health benefits. It balances your hormones, reduces stress and anxiety and enhances sleep which all have a positive effect on everyone’s emotional wellbeing.
Balance your hormones
“Happy hormones” are released when you indulge in a hot tub session. This is due to the fact that it increases your blood flow and relaxes breathing, which results in an increase of serotonin and dopamine in your body while decreasing the cortisol and epinephrine levels. Re-balancing these hormones are helpful in the fight against stress, depression and anxiety.
Stress is an inevitable part of life but how we bounce back and deal with stress plays a huge role in our quality of life. While some people find having a glass of wine at the end of their day takes the edge off, hot tubs are a natural healing method.
The sounds from the swirling water evoke relaxation and reduce anxiety. Make yourself your number one priority today and enjoy some breathing time.
No more counting sheep or tossing and turning in bed; relax in your hot tub and you will have the best nights sleep you have had in a long time. You will have a deeper and more restful sleep while your body cools from soaking in the hot tub.
Research has shown that regularly increasing a human’s body temperature, improves one’s cardiac rhythm, which improves the quality of heart health and sleep. We all know how important sleep is to our mental and physical health.
Hot tub physical health benefits
Soaking in a hot tub helps to ease a whole range of physical problems. Steam helps to open breathing passages in sinuses and lungs to help respiratory health. It also improves heart health, as it puts pressure on your body which makes it work harder while decreasing your blood pressure.
Water buoyancy relaxes muscles, while water temperature decreases tension and improves flexibility, this helps ease the pain from aches and pains. Soaking hot tubs help to ease headaches because it dilates your blood vessels, which decreases the pressure to your head.
Did you know that sitting in a hot tub can help you lose weight?
Soaking in a hot tub for as little as 15 minutes can help you shed those unwanted pounds. It lowers your blood sugar levels and reduces inflammation in ways that are similar to an hour-long workout. The power from the jets massages your muscles and causes you to burn calories, how fabulous is that?
You can do exercise in your hot tub which puts a lot less pressure on your joints, which minimises your risk of getting any joint-related problems. If you opt for a swim spa (a bigger version of a hot tub), you can canoe, kayak and paddleboard in your swim spa due to the powerful jets. They are a perfect length for swimming and aqua aerobics.
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