It’s almost the New Year, and it’s time for those all-important New Year’s resolutions. These are the ones most of us start thinking about at the end of December toward the beginning of January. We have the best intentions, but sometimes it’s a struggle to stay consistent.
In this article, we look at how a hot tub can help you with your New Year’s resolutions. You might surprised at how well you can stick with them when you take care of them in your own backyard spa.
Common New Year’s Resolutions
They generally look something like this:
- Lose weight.
- Sleep better.
- Eat better.
- Spend more time with family.
- Stress less and relax more.
- Enjoy life more.
Those are some pretty lofty goals, but they are quite reachable when you add one more item to your list:
- Do it all in a hot tub.
In this article, we look at how a hot tub can help you with your New Year’s Resolutions.
Hot Tubs Make It Easy
A regular dip in a hot tub – even just a few times per week can significantly improve your health and your well-being. It can also improve your relationships with family and friends! Let’s look at some of the ways hot tubs are great for you.
Hot Tubs Help You Lose Weight
As the number one thing topping most people’s list, a hot tub can set you on the right spot. First, getting a good night’s sleep helps with weight loss. And, you can exercise in your hot tub while enjoying the water’s buoyancy. This means it’s not hard on your muscles and joints.
Hot Tubs Improve Sleep
An integral part of a healthier lifestyle is getting a good night’s sleep. If you don’t regularly sleep well, or long enough, a hot tub can help.
Soaking about an hour before bedtime can help prepare your body for a restful night’s sleep. You’ll say goodbye to insomnia, tossing and turning or staring at the ceiling, all in a natural way. The warm water massage calms your mind and body, preparing you for a peaceful, restful sleep.
Hot Tubs Increase Family Time
Your family is busy running from one place to the next, but the hot tub provides the perfect meeting place to end your day.
Soaking in your spa allows you to spend electronics-free time with your family and helps you reboot and recharge your relationships with your spouse, children and teenagers.
Hot Tubs Relieve Stress
Most of us are affected by stress at one time or another, and some of us are just plain stressed out all the time.
The hot tub is the ultimate stress reliever. It’s the perfect place to wash away the day’s cares so you can feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Hot Tubs Relieve Pain
The warm, massaging hot tub water can take away chronic back pain, arthritis pain and even the joint and muscle fatigue associated with fibromyalgia.
And, the hot tub can promote healing of damaged muscle or tissue through hydrotherapy. Here’s how:
- The three main properties of your hot tub – heat, water and buoyancy – act together to invigorate and gently ease pain.
- Heated water raises your body’s temperature causing blood vessels to dilate which improves your circulation.
- Buoyancy takes the pressure off your joints by reducing body weight and jets circulate massaging water to relax tight muscles and increase endorphins (natural pain relievers).
- After a few minutes, your blood pressure drops, and your circulation improves.
- Muscle tissue is more responsive to stretching and more likely to release lactic acids and other toxins.
Hot Tubs Help You Enjoy Life
Was one of your resolutions to slow down and enjoy all life has to offer? It’s possible with regular hot tub soaks.
Meditation and relaxation in the hot tub present you with the opportunity to slow down and reflect, helping you to enjoy life more.
Final Thoughts on New Year’s Resolutions
If you’re ready to stay true to your New Year’s resolutions, make a vow to get in your hot tub more often. Start small and move up gradually. You might soak once a week for a month, twice a week the next month and so on.
Get ready to enjoy a happier, less stressful and healthier life in your hot tub.
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