If you are considering purchasing a hot tub you may be wondering if it is a good investment for your home. Other than the wonderful relaxation benefits owning a hot tub provides, here are a few more reasons it is a great investment.
Exercise might not be the first thing you think of when you imagine a hot tub. But the fact is that a hot tub can be the perfect place to work your exercise regime. Not only do you not have to leave your home (or least not very far!), but the tub’s warm waters will immediately increase blood flow which will warm up your muscles and reduce the risk of injury. Exercising underwater also increases resistance which allows for more vigorous workouts while reducing the pressure on weight bearing joints.
Improve Sleeping Patterns
Soaking and relaxing in warm water is probably the first thing we all think about when imagining how a hot tub will be used. Not only does it feel good, but there are tangible benefits as well. The hot tub’s warm waters relax your body bringing you to sleep easier and allowing you to rest throughout the night without frequent wakeups.
People who suffer from migraine headaches typically have few methods of respite. A hot tub is one that can actually help relieve tension and alleviate or prevent migraine headaches altogether. A hot tub can also provide relief for people with sinus problems. The warm water provides a level of steam and humidity which can relieve clogged nasal passages preventing headaches from occurring in the first place.
A hot tub becomes a primary focus in any house in which it’s installed. Spending time with family and friends becomes even more enjoyable when relaxing in a hot tub together. You’ll likely find an increase in accepted invites when a hot tub is mentioned. Added to an invitation for a barbecue or other social gathering, a hot tub becomes a great attraction for friends and families of all ages.
Warm water, massaging jets and the sensation of buoyancy all relax the body muscles while reducing both physical and mental stress. The problems of a hard day’s work or the stress caused by a long commute can all be melted away by soaking in warm, bubbling water. The release of endorphins caused by soaking in a hot tub provides a natural method of stress and anxiety relief.
Hot water is known to promote circulation which can reduce levels of lactic acid in the muscles and increase the release of endorphins which provide natural pain relief. Water’s buoyancy can lower the strain on weight bearing joints and help relieve arthritic pains. The massaging effect of water jets are also effective in reducing pain caused by tendonitis, fibromylagia or other chronic pains.
Improve Skin Tone
Your skin tone can be nominally improved by the hot tub’s steam and humidity. However, other benefits of the hot tub such as reducing anxiety, increasing blood and lymphatic system circulation and providing better sleeping conditions will also have an effect on skin tone and appearance.
Improve Blood Sugar Levels
There is some evidence that spending time in a hot tub can decrease blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. Regular immersion in a hot tub can mimic some of the effects of physical exercise which can bring down blood glucose levels.
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