OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs the temperature outside continues to drop, the temperature of your hot tub stays nice & warm. While swimming & soaking aren’t often thought of as a winter recreational activity doesn’t mean you should forget about your hot tub! Here are the top 7 reasons to enjoy your hot tub in the cold weather.

  1. Reduce stress and anxiety. With the holidays upon us, stress and anxiety can rise. Soaking in a hot tub raises your body temperature which releases stress-fighting hormones, allowing you to relax and ready to conquer the rest of your day.
  2. Improves sleep. Similar to a bath or long shower, soaking in a hot tub increases your body temperature which helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep.
  3. Alleviates joint pain. Being in water makes you 90% more buoyant than being on land. This feeling of floating takes the tension and weight off your joints and allows them to relax.
  4. Healthy for your heart. Your heart rate increases and your blood pressure decreases when soaking in a hot tub. However, if you have heart problems please consult your doctor before enjoying a hot tub.
  5. Lose toxins. Sweating allows your body to relieve itself of toxins. This will also help with sore throats, congestion and sinuses.
  6. Clear skin. Increased circulation within your body means more nutrients are being delivered to your skin. Not to mention that stress and anxiety are a leading cause of aging skin as well. Soaking in a hot tub is a win for your skin.
  7. Improves mood. Just like at a beach, being in a hot tub makes you feel warm, relaxed and happy. For most of us, access to the beach is limited but a hot tub is within walking distance from your back door.

Improve your mind and body through hot tubs this year & make the winter blues drift away.