Who Knew Hot Water Could Do So Much?
Hot water and jet massage relax and soothe tight, tense muscles and ease aches and pains. Heat and massage increase blood flow throughout the body, which eases tension while diminishing swelling and inflammation. Water also reduces the force of gravity that compresses painful joints while its buoyancy supports sore limbs. Hot tub use before exercise might also reduce the risk of injury.
Better Living Starts with a Long Soak
A soak in a hot tub soothes the tensions of the day and even improves physical, emotional, and mental stress. What can make you happier than hanging out with family and close friends or unwinding by yourself at the end of a long day?
Research has shown that hot tub use promotes a deeper and more restful sleep. As your body temperature gradually lowers after a soak, and you ease into a tranquil state—a good night’s sleep isn’t far behind.
One study showed that soaking in a waist-high tub for an hour burns the same number of calories as a 30-minute walk and may help increase metabolism in those who aren’t able to exercise.
Hot Tub Use Can…
Improve Cardiovascular Health
Relaxing in a hot tub can help raise your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. Research shows it may help reduce cardiovascular risk and mortality in those with limited mobility. According to a 2020 study, soaking in hot water reduces the risk of heart disease by 28% and the risk of stroke by 26%.
Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Regular hot tub use may improve impaired insulin sensitivity and may benefit people with obesity or diabetes, according to a team of researchers and one review. Heat helps dilate blood vessels, improving blood flow and allowing more nutrient-rich blood to reach muscles. When that happens, blood sugar levels are reduced.
Reduce Pain and Promote Healing
Hot tub use may reduce aches and some types of pain by relaxing muscles, joints, and tendons. The heat and massaging action may ease the stiffness and inflammation of arthritis pain and fibromyalgia. Water can also help improve flexibility and range of motion by taking the weight off your joints.
Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide
What size hot tub should you buy? Why buy a salt water hot tub? How much does a hot tub cost? Our Hot Tub Buyer’s Guide answers these questions and more. Here’s everything you need to know about buying and planning for your perfect hot tub.