One of the most frustrating parts of winter is the cold, flu and congestion that can really cause problems for your daily routine.
If you’re like many of us, the cold and flu may have attacked by now. If it hasn’t, odds are it will sometime this winter.
In this article, we look at how to fight a cold in the hot tub so you can relieve your stuffy nose and congestion.
Fight the Virus
While cold medicine may leave you feel groggy, there is a natural tool you can use. A hot tub can help your body fight the cold and its many symptoms. Let’s look at some of the ways:
- The hot water in your spa raises your body temperature, and this may help your body fight the cold germs. While keeping your temperature at a safe level, the heat can help you fight the cold by sweating out the toxins in your body.
- The warm water acts as a congestion reliever as the steam rises and loosens the phlegm in your nose. The water’s heated steam enters your nasal passage and helps shrink swollen membranes and loosen congestion.
- You’ll sleep better after a hot tub soak. The extra sleep helps your body fight off the virus. Your hot tub soak reduces body aches and stress levels making it easier to sleep.
Take Care of the Hot Tub
To get the maximum health benefits, you want to make sure your water is clean, and your chemicals are balanced. You don’t want to get in dirty water, especially if you are sick.
As you soak in your hot tub, it’s good to remember to stay hydrated. Keep your water bottle nearby and keep drinking, especially while you are sweating in your spa. Continue to drink water after you leave your spa as well.
Hydration is a great way to fight the cold virus, so that’s two thumbs up for water and its healing power.
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