Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

Almost 85% of hot tub buyers are looking to use the tub to improve their health. Studies have shown that hot tubs have a multitude of health benefits including stress relief, relief from muscle and joint pain, improved sleep and so much more. It’s essential to know what to look for and where to look. For instance, if you look for hot tubs Boise, you’ll find a wide variety of hot tubs, where you can find the perfect one to pamper yourself and entertain your friends. Buying a hot tub is definitely the best investment you can make.

Stress Relief

People are becoming more and more stressed. A survey found that eight out of ten people reported feeling stress and anxiety about their daily home and work lives. However, a hot tub is one of the most relaxing places in the world. In fact, a study found that just ten minutes in a hot tub can increase your feelings of well being.

Muscle Pain Relief

Back pains, neck pains, and leg pains are all a common ailment for so many people. Massage can relieve and heal aches and pains in the muscles, and you can use the water jets in a hot tub to give yourself a massage. Many hot tubs have water jets specifically placed to target your muscle aches, and the high powered jet of water can massage them and relieve the tension.

Joint Pain Relief

Aching joints is a fact of life for many people. However, studies have shown that warm water can relieve the pain caused by conditions such as arthritis, and fibromyalgia. You could even exercise in the hot tub, as the water makes your body lighter, provides extra support and allows you to try out some low impact exercises from the comfort of your own home.

Improved Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important things we need to be able to function properly. So many people aren’t getting enough sleep, or they aren’t getting the right kind of sleep. Studies have shown that relaxing in a hot tub can improve the quality of the sleep you get, but it also helps you achieve more beneficial sleep cycles.

Weight Loss

A hot tub alone won’t help you lose weight, but if you change your diet, add in some exercise, along with a restful session in the tub, then it can help. Some studies have shown that because being in a hot tub helps people relax, it can help reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity. Both of these can help you to lose weight. You could add some hot tub exercises to your routines, and use the tub to stretch your muscles before and after exercise.

Heart Health

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A hot tub can be used to promote your heart health. Being in the warm water can increase your circulation and cardiovascular performance. Essentially, it helps your heart work more efficiently. You should check with your doctor before using a hot tub if you have had prior heart problems.

Athletic Performance

Many athletes use hot tubs before and after any exercise, or to help recover quicker from injury. The water can help warm up muscles before exercise, and it can help reduce inflammation to promote healing. You do need to make sure that you stay hydrated in the tub, so make sure you drink plenty of water.

About the Author: Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years.  As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out.  Right now he works sales while writing about hot tubs, pools and spas on his blog,