Spending some time in a hot tub is a highly pleasant experience and something that we all can enjoy. If you have a hot tub in your home then this is a very fortunate luxury and you are likely to be the envy of the neighbourhood.
However a hot tub is not only relaxing and pleasant to use – it is also highly beneficial for our health and an important way to improve our wellbeing. If you want to improve your health in a gentle and pleasant way, then you can do a lot worse than coming home to a hot tub every day. Here we will look at some of the advantages.
Getting to come home and relax in a hot tub every day is a great way to take some time out and some ‘you’ time. This way you can get away from the daily stresses of things like work or looking after a family and this can help you to reduce the number of stress hormones and give yourself time to physically and mentally recover from the day. 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.
The heat from a hot tub can help to increase our heart rate and circulation. If you use this regularly enough, then you will find it can also strengthen your heart through the increased exertion.
Heat helps to increase our body’s energy expenditure as our body attempts to keep us cool and this can help us to increase weight loss. Don’t be fooled into thinking that relaxing in a hot tub is going to be anywhere near like working out, but you will burn a few extra calories which is a nice bonus when you’re really just relaxing and not doing anything…
The warmth from the hot tub combined with the massage that you can get from the bubbles can help to relax the muscles in much the same way that a massage can to a degree. This is a great way to relax after a workout to improve muscle recovery, and at the same time it will generally help you to avoid pulled muscles and other injuries.
Skin and Hair
The heat from a hot tub causes us to perspire, and this in turn can be enough to help us to rid our skin of toxins and thereby improve our skin tone and appearance. Meanwhile the increased reduction of oils can help us to improve the glossiness of our hair.