Staying active is an essential part of maintaining your overall health. Of course, we cannot discount the importance of other factors, like adequate rest and correct diet, but maintaining an active lifestyle is essential. Unfortunately, when physical ailments and the stresses of life come into play, many of us aren’t able to find the time or energy to exercise. Here are three pieces of advice on how to utilize your hot tub to achieve your fitness goals!
Take Advantage of Hydrotherapy
In simple terms, hydrotherapy is the use of water to reduce body pain and address other physical ailments. At Canadian Home Leisure, our spas utilize warm water and high-powered jets to create an optimal hydrotherapy environment for the user. These thermal and mechanical effects work to increase blood circulation and achieve a feeling of mental and physical relaxation and reduce pain sensation in the body.
Here are examples of how the benefits of hydrotherapy carry over into your daily life. If issues such as joint pain are preventing you from being active, hydrotherapy helps to reduce that pain and enables you to exercise pain-free. Hydrotherapy also shortens the recovery time from intense physical activity, allowing you to get active again a shorter time-span.
Use a Hot Tub as Motivation
Are you striving to achieve a personal fitness goal but finding it difficult to muster the motivation to exercise? A soak in the hot tub makes a great reward for completing your required tasks. For instance, if you go for a jog, bike ride or visit an aerobics class, reward yourself with an evening soak in your home spa! This concept doesn’t have to be limited to fitness goals either. If you had a very successful presentation at work, reward yourself by unwinding in your hot tub.
Perform Low Impact Exercises
One aspect of performing exercises in the water, opposed to land, is the buoyancy that the water provides. Higher buoyancy means less pressure being placed on your joints from your body weight. This is especially effective for those with health issues, such as Arthritis. Your muscles will still be engaged from the resistance provided by the water.
If you’ll be using your hot tub for exercise purposes, it’s important to adjust the temperature accordingly. A healthy temperature range for a hot tub, being used for physical exercise, is 33 to 37 degrees Celsius.