We all know that hot tubs are relaxing and can relieve stress. But did you know all the other benefits that a hot tub can provide? Hot tubs can help you sleep better, help relieve joint pain, increase circulation and can even improve Type 2 Diabetes. Today, we’ll tell you a little more about why and how hot tubs can do all these things!
Hot Tubs Relieve Stress
Why are hot tubs so relaxing? There are a couple of reasons, actually! Obviously, having the jets on can help to relieve tension and the heat helps to relax your muscles as well, but the water also makes you feel lighter, which helps to relax the body and mind.
Hot Tubs Help You Sleep Better
Relieving your stress and relaxing can help you fall asleep easier at night, especially if you are able to do this right before bed. Studies also show that the drop in body temperature when getting out of the hot tub can also help to put you to sleep.
Hot Tubs Can Help Relieve Joint Pain
Just like with the stress relief, the water, making you feel lighter, takes pressure off your joints and the heat can provide symptom relief for the soreness (not just for joint pain, but for arthritis as well).
Hot Tubs Increase Blood Circulation
Heat therapy, such as soaking in a hot tub, can help your blood vessels open up, which will also help with circulation.
Type 2 Diabetes
Studies have shown that using a hot tub on a regular basis (30 minutes a day, six days a week for at least three weeks) can help people who have type 2 diabetes to lower their blood sugar, not to mention lose weight and help them to sleep better. This is especially true for those who are not able to exercise because of this disease.
Disclaimer/Warning: Hot tubs can be incredibly beneficial to many different people. However, those who have any medical conditions, including, but not limited to the ones mentioned in this blog, should talk to their doctor first about how a hot tub could help with your condition in addition to your limitations and how to manage risks that could come along with misuse of hot tub therapy for your condition.
So, if you’ve thought about getting a hot tub to help you not only relax but also improve your lifestyle, give us, at Bonsall Pool &Spa, a call today! We’d be happy to help you find a hot tub that is perfect for you!
Our Source: Livestrong.com