6 Ways a Home Hot Tub Can Improve Wellbeing

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Hot Tubs aren’t just great for parties and relaxing, a home hot tub can also be a worthwhile investment in your overall general health and wellbeing too. Various studies have shown hot tub use to be beneficial to our health in a number of ways, let’s take a look at some below… 

Improved Sleep

According to a 2018 survey by chemist4u.com just 1 in 10 people reported that they felt recuperated after a night’s sleep and shockingly, only 6% of 2000 adults surveyed manage to get the full recommended 8 hours of sleep each night. If you’re like most adults and struggle to get a good nights sleep, a hot tub could help. Studies have shown that bathing in warm water at an optimum temperature of around 40 to 42 degrees Celsius one to two hours before bedtime can not only improve quality of sleep, but how fast individuals fall asleep too. Of course, this type of bathing can be done in a warm bath, however there are several advantages to bathing in a hot tub over a bath such as the hydrotherapy and massage benefits of the water jets, the temperature stability and the added relaxation features most hot tubs have such as water features, lighting and sound.

Pain Relief

Hot tubs are ideal devices for soothing and relieving pain. The combination of massage jets, hot water and water buoyancy work in harmony to alleviate both muscular and Musculoskeletal pain. Once you climb into your hot tub, the water relieves the pressure of gravity on your joints, allowing you to relax in comfort.

Stress and Tension Relief

The daily stressors of work, family life and these hectic modern times is something we all battle with, however too much stress can be detrimental to both our physical and mental health. Too much stress can cause a number of physical health problems from to headaches and anxiety to high blood pressure and heart disease. One way to better manage stress is to take regular time out to relax and unwind. Many people find it hard to switch off at the end of a hectic day but a hot tub creates the ideal atmosphere for relaxation. It’s also an ideal spot to practice mindfulness which has been shown time and time again to reduce stress and anxiety.

Improved Relationships

As we all continue to spend more time at home and less time out socialising it can sometimes feel as though the walls are closing in on us; bickering and quarrels seem more frequent and family tensions seem to rise. However, during these trying times it’s even more important to strengthen the relationships we have with our loved ones. So instead of fighting over the TV remote with your other half or continuously nagging at your kids to put down their phones and tablets, switch things up with a family hot tub night! The fun atmosphere of a hot tub will help to ease any tension and encourage conversation. A hot tub is an ideal place for families to come together and chat – no opportunity to play on phones means no distractions. Instead you can simply enjoy face-to-face conversation with your loved ones.   

Great for Low Impact Exercise

Hot tubs aren’t just fantastic for relaxing in; they can also be used for gentle aquatic exercise. According to arthritis.org studies have shown regular exercise in warm water can help to reduce the pain symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia by up to 40%. Not only that, but patients who participated in warm water exercise programs two to three times a week also felt that they had improved mobility. If you struggle to exercise regularly due to joint or muscle pain, a home hot tub could be the answer to a healthier and more active lifestyle.

Improved Mood & Mental Clarity

When was the last time you felt really relaxed? In today’s fast-paced world it can seem almost impossible to find regular time out to recharge, but time out to relax and unwind is extremely important. Taking time off helps to improve our general mood, focus, creativity and relationships. Even if it’s just for 10 minutes a day, using a hot tub regularly allows us to take time out from our busy schedules and focus on recharging.