Is Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?

Is Stress Negatively Impacting Your Health?

In small amounts, stress is good to keep us focused and motivated to complete the necessary work in our lives; however, in large amounts stress is very unhealthy and comes with a plethora of negative consequences. Stress negatively impacts various aspects of your being such as physical health, mood and behaviour. 

Physical Health

  • Upset stomach
  • Chest pain
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Fatigue

Mood

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness 
  • Lack of focus or motivation
  • Irritable or angry
  • Sad or depressed

Behaviour

  • Social withdrawal
  • Fits of anger
  • Abuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Over or undereating

How Hot Tub’s Help Relieve Stress

 

Warm Water Temperatures

A hot tub has water that can be approximately 102 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature. These warm temps have proven to be very efficient in putting the body in a deeply relaxed state. Another aspect of water is its increased buoyancy. Since water helps support approximately 90 percent of the body’s weight, an individual’s muscles can relax and pressure is taken off of joints. All of these factors combine to reduce stress levels throughout the body.  

Massage from Jets

The water pressure delivered through the jets also works to relieve muscle aches and tightness that further aids the relaxation process.

Quiet Space

Not only do hot tubs provide numerous physical benefits, they also provide an opportunity to get away from the noise of life. Whether it’s a backyard deck or a sunroom that has been converted into a space for a home spa, relaxing in a quiet environment, free of distractions is just as important to calm the mind, as the warm waters and jets. 

To capitalize on the de-stressing effects of a hot tub, make sure you get the right one for you. Pick a hot tub with seats you find comfortable and adjustable jets that allow you to change the direction of the water pressure as well as its strength. Just a 10-20 minute soak, daily, goes a long way to reducing stress levels in your life and feeling more at peace.