Find the Best Jets for Your Body

What aches? Your neck, upper shoulders, spine, upper back, lower back, full back, wrists, your feet or your calves? Perhaps it’s several things at once?

Your hot tub jets can really determine your spa experience, and this is just one of the many reasons you want to choose a Hot Spring Spa.

In this article, we look at how to find the best jets for your body, and to do this, we highlight the Highlife® Collection spas. Read more

5 Reasons Why a Hot Tub is a Good Mother’s Day Gift

With just a few days left until Mother’s Day, we want to help you solve your gift-giving dilemma.

In fact, we’re going to more than help you, we’re going to give you five reasons why a hot tub is a good Mother’s Day gift, and then we’re going to direct you to our specials to see how you can save on the perfect gift! Read more

The Ace Salt Water System

The Ace Salt Water System

With easy to manage, silky soft water that is sparkling clear, and always hot and ready, you’ll love the salt water experience! Spend minimal time thinking about water care, and more time enjoying your hot tub! Read more

Environmentally Friendly Hot Spring Spas

Have you ever thought about how a hot tub affects the environment? While there are many brands on the market today, you can count on Hot Spring Spas and their already built-in green features. Read more

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Hot Tub Facts and Stats – What You Need to Know Before Buying a Spa

It feels great to soak in a hot tub, and all of the hot tubs you’ve looked at are beautiful. So, how do you decide?

You want to make your choice based on clear facts, hard statistics, and answers to a few simple questions. For example, what’s your budget? Are you looking for more family time, pain relief, better health or all of three? How do your top choices compare to one another? Read more

Hot Tubbing Counts as Exercise

Yes, you read that right. Hot tubbing counts as exercise.

In this article, we’re going to show you how and even offer some statistics to prove it!

Show Me the Proof

A recent study finds that when you spend time in a hot tub, you can lower blood pressure and inflammation while increasing your metabolism.

What’s more, you can burn 140 calories in 30 minutes soaking in your hot tub. This is the same number of calories you burn taking a 30-minute walk around your neighborhood.

In addition, during this study they discovered that the blood sugar levels of participants after eating was about 10% lower when they took a hot bath compared to when they exercised.

These results show an added benefit to your physical fitness from soaking in a hot tub. Imagine on the days when you can’t fit in exercise in addition to your daily soak. It appears that your hot tub soak has health benefits for those who can’t exercise regularly.

We can also take this one step further and add exercise to your hot tub soak for additional benefits. Here’s how.

Jog in Your Hot Tub

You already know that soaking is exercise, but what if you jogged in place in your hot tub, too?

This is a great use of your time because you get your cardio done in the hot tub in a low-impact way.

And, as you jog, the warm water dilates your blood vessels, and oxygen feeds your muscles making your exercise routine more efficient.

While jogging on land is hard on bones and joints, jogging in the water is easy on the body. You don’t have pain, but you do improve your aerobic fitness and reduce body fat.

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Stretch in Your Hot Tub

Stretching in the hot tub is great for your body because the warm water helps to loosen muscles.

You can even do arm lifts and push ups on the side of your hot tub for some strength training.

Grab your aqua dumbbells as well because they increase your resistance.

Simply Sit in Your Hot Tub

Remember that just soaking in your spa counts as exercise.

Even though it’s a passive activity, the warmth of the water and the massage of the jets reduces swelling and the load on your joints while promoting muscle relaxation.

Hot tubs are also ideal for injury recovery. Even though you can’t exercise on land, you can soak in the hot tub and enjoy the health benefits of mild exercise.

Final Thoughts

Multiple studies show the benefits of hot tub use. So, the next time you are pressed for time, or it’s late at night, remember that your hot tub soak counts as exercise.

What’s more, not only are you exercising your heart, but you’re relaxing, enjoying a massage and increasing your health each day.

Do you use your hot tub for exercise? If so, we’d love to hear more about it! If you don’t have a hot tub and interested in learning more, download our Hot Tub Buying guide for information!

 

 

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Take the Stress Off Your Body During Daylight Saving Time

Springing forward is hard on your body. Some experts even believe our bodies never really adjust to time changes. So, how can you combat this added stress on your body?

In this article, we look at how to take the stress off your body during daylight saving time. Read more

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How to Shop for a Hot Tub

Have you ever purchased a home, a car, a boat, a vacation rental, electronic equipment or expensive jewelry?

If so, you probably did your research and learned the lingo before ever stepping foot into a showroom or store.

Investing in a spa is a big, life-long purchase. Buying a hot tub brings your family closer together and helps you relax, de-stress and unwind. Read more

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Hot Tub Benefits for Weight Loss

Like many Americans, you may be struggling with your weight and looking for solutions.

Perhaps you’ve tried a number of diets, and some worked for awhile, while others were just too difficult or too weird to maintain.

Often times, though, it’s a number of things that work together to help you lose weight and keep it off. A hot tub is one such tool.

In this article, we look at hot tub benefits for weight loss. Read more

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Does It Matter Where You Buy Your Chemicals?

Like most of us, you like to shop around and find the best value on the products you purchase. You might have also found that on occasion buying cheaper products often means inferior products.

We’re all smart consumers, and we have many choices when it comes to purchasing. But, does cheaper always mean better?

In this article, we answer the question, “Does it matter where you buy your pool chemicals?”

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