How Hot Tubs Can Improve Your Health
A hot tub is a great way to upgrade your at-home relaxation and is a great way to relax your body and mind. At Energysavers, our dedicated advisors will help you find the hot tub that’s right for you. Whether you’re looking for family fun, relaxation, or stress relief, Energysavers carries a variety of different hot tub sizes and styles. Once you’ve found the right hot tub for your needs, you can begin to enjoy some of the many benefits of a hot tub. Below are four ways a hot tub can improve your health.
Hot tubs provide relief to those with chronic pain such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. The combination of the pulsating jets and the hot water helps soothe sore muscles and joints. Heat also helps improve circulation. Soaking in 104-degree hot tub water can improve your body’s circulation by up to 120%. Buoyancy from complete bodily immersion is another one of the hot tub benefits. It allows your body to float, eliminating pressure on your joints. Being in water naturally takes less pressure off your joints helping with pain relief. The water applies hydrostatic pressure to your body, acting like a compression sock and improved the circulation throughout every inch of your body. Soaking in hot water can also help to prevent muscle injury and help your body recover faster after a workout.
Soaking in a hot tub simulates exercise which gives you some of the same health benefits of exercise, without the added stress on the heart. “The high temperatures in a warm tub or sauna causes your blood vessels to dilate, which lowers blood pressure, so the volume of blood your heart pumps will also rise, especially in a hot tub,” says Dr. Adolph Hutter, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. This is a result of the pressure of the water on the body, which increases the heart’s workload, he explains. Regularly soaking in a hot tub allows your heart to get in its needed exercise without too much stress.
Bathing in a hot tub is the ultimate form of at-home relaxation and can help relieve stress. The hot water relaxes your breathing and expands your blood vessels which improves blood flow. This in turn increases your levels of “happy” hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, while at the same time decreasing “stress” hormones like cortisol and epinephrine.
Spending time in a hot tub before going to bed can lead to a deeper and more peaceful sleep. According to a study in the scientific journal Sleep, a drop in body temperature can also aid in easing the body into a relaxing and sound sleep. By taking a 15-minute soak in a hot tub before bed, your body temperature can drop to enable a better night’s sleep naturally.
Choosing the Right Hot Tub
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right hot tub. This helpful guide can aid you in the selection process. Plus you can stop in and speak to any of our experts to make sure we match you with the right hot tub. To summarize, you want to consider at least four key points:
- Energy Use
If you need help deciding on a hot tub, the dedicated advisors at Energysavers can help you find the right one for you. Browse our selection of hot tubs online or make an appointment to visit our showroom.
About Energysavers, Inc.
Founded over 40 years ago, Energysavers is family-owned and operated out of Meredith, NH. We are proud to provide quality, dependable pellet stoves, wood stoves, fireplaces, hot tubs, saunas, outdoor grills, and more. Visit the show room and choose from the many models and sizes we have in stock and receive the best price and quality service. Call us today at (603) 279-7961 to visit our store or schedule a home inspection.
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