In case you hadn’t noticed, fall is here! And, with it comes all things autumnal – beautiful scenery, fun holidays and, of course, cooler weather. For those of you not interested in taking a personal polar plunge in your backyard pool, take heart – warmer waters of a hot tub could be just a hop, skip, and a jump away. Why? Because, hot tubs can be used year round! There are a LOT of health benefits associated with hot tubs, some of which are heightened in the colder months. So, without further adieu, here’s a few!
- Circulation – Cool and cold weather can take a serious toll on the body – especially for those with poor circulation and arthritis. When you body temperature raises, it helps to dilate your blood vessels and increase your circulation. Routine soaks in a hot tub can help to gently raise your body temperature and give your circulatory system a bit of a boost.
- Decreases Risk of Pulled Muscles – As many athletes know, colder weather brings with it increased risk. Why? Because your muscles tend to tighten up when you’re cold, which can make it easier to pull/tear muscles. The heat from a hot tub can help to relax those muscles and give them a chance to loosen up again, reducing your risk of a torn/pulled muscle.
- Reduces Stress – Along with a decrease in the risk of pulled muscles, spending some time in a hot tub helps to loosen muscles, giving us a greater sense of relaxation and reducing our overall feeling of stress.
Well, that’s it for now. Don’t worry, though, we’ll have more to share with you next week! But, until then, we want to know – what would you add to this list?