It seems that as spring turns into summer, as a whole, we get busier and don’t have as much time to think about wellness. Work, family, kids out of school, vacation, and other activities may leave you depleted.
This can take a toll on your overall well-being. In this article, we look at wellness tips for summer.
What is Wellness?
Is it exercise routines, eating healthy, dietary cleanses, and losing weight? Well, yes, that is part of it.
But, it’s so much more. It’s living more relaxed and less stressed. It’s reducing anxiety and calming your mind. Wellness is made up of your physical well-being and your mental well-being. At the end of the day, your mental health is just important as your physical health.
If you have a hot tub, you can add this to your arsenal of wellness activities. Relaxation in the morning and the evening is yours while you recharge your mind and relieve your physical aches, pains, and tension.
Your hot tub is your very own private retreat to enjoy a soothing massage, hydrotherapy, and a time for relaxation and reflection.
Here are a few tips for using your hot tub to improve your personal wellness.
Use Your Hot Tub Regularly
Form a foundation of wellness with healthy habits. A regular hot tub soak is therapeutic, helps you relax, and offers several physical advantages to aid in your wellness:
- Heat. Warm water dilates blood vessels, improving blood flow and allowing oxygen and nutrients to quickly reach your muscles. This replenishment is especially crucial after a hard workout.
- Buoyancy. Floating in the warm water of your spa takes the weight off your tired muscles and joints, so you experience relief from the normal force of gravity.
- Massage. The water pressure of a jet massage kneads major muscle groups and helps to reduce swelling and compress muscles to relieve fatigue.
By taking small steps to improve your well-being, like regular hot tub soaks and exercise can alleviate some oof your physial discomfort, relieve anxiety, and prevent excess stress. Without some attention to your wellness, you may experience negative health issues.
Think of your daily hot tub soak like a vaccination against the stress and anxiety of everyday life. It’s your “pill” for a healthy state of mind.
Ditch the Cellphone
While we all enjoy our smartphones and use them for work as well as regular like, there is a time to set them aside, especially if they’re hampering your wellness.
Technology is great for staying connected, but it can become overused. So, during your hot tub soaks, we encourage you to leave it in the house. Turn on Do Not Disturb and don’t give it another thought.
Separating yourself from things that cause anxiety such as text messages, voicemail, email, and social media lets you focus completely on your hot tub soak and how it makes you feel.
Soak Before You Sleep
Did you know that 70% of adults don’t get enough sleep? Yet, those who soak before bed often go to sleep easier and stay asleep longer than those who don’t.
So, if worries, anxiety, and aches and pains keep you up at night, try soaking about an hour before bed. A short soak helps you relax your body and prepare your mind for a satisfying sleep. As you soak in the warm water of your spa, your body temperature rises. When you get out of the spa, your body temperature drops, signaling the brain that it’s time for sleep.
Improve your wellness with a hot tub. The massaging jets help reduce pain and work out tension in your calves, thighs, lower back, and shoulders. You’ll also enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature around you.
Improve your personal wellness by making a hot tub a part of your daily routine. You’ll find this is a simple way to reduce stress and feel good physically and mentally. By using your spa regularly, you reap all of the benefits of a hot tub lifestyle and experience greater feelings of contentment.
Hot Spring® spas are designed with your personal wellness in mind. Relaxing, inviting, and simple to use and maintain, Hot Spring hot tubs are of the highest quality and help you feel good every day. To learn more about these hot tubs, download a brochure.