Did you know that as well as being a fantastic, fun pastime, your hot tub has many health benefits too?
Reduces joint stiffness
Anyone with arthritis knows that applying heat to the joint will ease the pain. The Arthritis Research Campaign recommends using the hot tub as the source of that heat.
Hot tub jets provide therapeutic massage, stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkiller.
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Soaking in a hot tub, maybe chilling to your favourite song, will help ease your mind, relax your body and so aid restful sleep.
Can help weight loss
In clinical studies patients who used hot tubs lost an average of 3.5 pounds in weight without any new diet or physical exercise programmes.
The weight loss was said to be from the hot water massage simulating the effects of exercise on the muscles.
Lower blood sugar levels
Working on the theory mentioned above were the hot tub simulates exercise, studies show that patients with type 2 diabetes who soak in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week for 3 weeks, experience a reduction in blood sugar levels by an average of 13%.
Reduces blood pressure
A recent study at the Mayo Clinic recommended that relaxing in a hot tub can be beneficial for heart disease patients. It demonstrated that soaking in the hot tub for as little as 15 minutes will lower blood pressure.
Stress results in muscle tension, headaches, fatigue and soreness. Regular Hot Tub use eases pressure in joints and muscles, while the heat increases blood flow to muscles and accelerates healing.