American Diabetes Association Alert Day

March 25th is American Diabetes Association Alert Day and the perfect time to spread the word about getting tested for diabetes as well as sharing strategies for prevention. With over 26 million adults and children living with diabetes and millions more at high risk, raising awareness about the disease and the impact of healthy lifestyle choices is an important goal. In light of Alert Day, here is some information that is sure to help in the effort to make early detection and prevention of diabetes a top priority.

Testing for Pre-Diabetes – The American Diabetes Association offers a free test, called the Diabetes Risk Test, to anyone interested in learning if they have pre-diabetes or an unusually high risk for developing diabetes. The test is available year round and is easy. After testing is over, blood glucose levels can be tested which, if elevated, can predict diagnosis of diabetes.

Risk Factors and Healthy Lifestyle Choices – There are several well known risk factors for developing diabetes including obesity, age, a sedentary lifestyle, family history, even race. Some of these factors cannot be controlled, as in age, family history and race. But others, like obesity and a sedentary lifestyle can be decreased. In fact, statistics show that maintaining a healthy body weight through regular exercise and diet is the most effective way to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes and reduce diabetes related complications. Eating a well balanced diet filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and fiber is a smart strategy.

Benefits of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy – Using a hot tub just a few times a week for twenty minutes brings relaxation and stress relief to many, but it’s also a proven, effective way to control Type 2 diabetes. A study conducted in the New England Journal of Medicine found that using a hot tub naturally reduces blood sugar levels, improves sleep and even increases weight loss. For folks suffering with Type 2 diabetes, sitting in a hot tub even a few times a week can help the body use insulin more effectively by dilating blood vessels and increasing blood flow to skeletal muscles. Plus, as an added benefit, keeping off those extra pounds is easier when a regular dip in the hot tub is added to a weight loss and fitness plan.

Making healthy lifestyle choices, like eating right and maintaining a healthy body weight, are key factors in early detection and prevention of diabetes. With everyone’s help, the goal of American Diabetes Association Alert Day can be realized with more people living a healthy, happy, diabetes-free life.

Portable Spas Thompson Station, Brentwood TN Hot Tubs

In an effort to educate the public on how hydrotherapy can help improve their overall health and well-being, Hot Spring Spas of Music City will provide free hot tub test soaks in their 2 locations during the entire month. Consumers should call us ahead of time to schedule their free 30-minute soak so they can check out the benefits for themselves.

Consumers wanting to learn more about hot tubs are encouraged to pick up a copy of our free report “6 Hot Tub Buying Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.” Those interested can visit the company website to download this free report. The website address is

About Hot Spring Spas of Music City
Our mission at HotSpring Spas of Music City is to provide Nashville Tennessee with the best name hot tubs and saunas. We back up our product with expertise and a “get-it-done-right-the-first-time” water care and maintenance service. At HotSpring Spas of Music City we build relationships. It’s the excellent hot tubs and saunas we sell that allow us to do just that. We also carry Grill Dome Grills, Challenger Grill Carts, and grill accessories (Dizzy Pig BBQ and Fox Run Grill Accessories). To learn more pick up a copy of our free report “6 Hot Tub Buying Mistakes and How to Avoid Them.” or check out our monthly specials call 615-443-4441.