More than just a luxurious backyard addition, your hot tub can improve your overall health and wellbeing. Discover four ways to optimize your time in the hot tub.
1. Take a Soak Before Bed
About an hour or two before you go to bed, take a soak in the hot tub. It will relax – and heat up – your body. When you step out, your body will begin cooling itself down and reach a temperature that contributes to great sleep. This rapid decline of body temperature has been studied for years, and it has been found that it “increases the likelihood of sleep initiation and may facilitate an entry into the deeper stages of sleep,” per a study conducted by a New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center study.
2. Ditch the Electronics
Your mind as well as your body needs to have time during the day where it can relax and unwind. Time in the hot tub is perfect for this! Too much screen time can lead to headaches, stress, eye strain, and poor sleep. Ditch the electronics as you soak in your jetted hot tub.
3. Focus on Relaxing Your Body
Without electronics, your brain doesn’t have to deal with extra stimulation. Now it’s time to relax your body! When you let the jets massage your body, you will notice:
- Decreased stress
- Enhanced skin health
- Improved sleep
- Increased muscle movement
- Less arthritis pain
4. Invite a Friend
All aspects of your health are important and need attention including your physical, emotional, mental, and social health. Use your time in the hot tub to catch up with a family member or friend. Pouring into the people around you while simultaneously relaxing your body can produce great side effects.