Are Hot Tubs Healthy?
It’s a question we get asked a lot, well here are just some of the benefits from sitting in a Hot Tub!
Stress can be tough to avoid nowadays and with a number of nasty side affects, like headaches, poor digestion and lack of energy learning to deal with stress is essential for all of us.
Hot tubs help you relax and a good soak in a hot tub at the end of the day is guaranteed to reduce your stress levels.
Relax your muscles
It’s well know that heat relaxes muscles, it improves blood flow allowing nutrients and oxygen to circulate your body more efficiently. This in turn acts to rid your body of lactic acid helping you avoid the pains of a tough day or exercise.
As a hot tub maintains it’s temperature your body continues to benefit from this relaxing effect making it the perfect antidot to a tough work out, a hard days work or a long term injury.
After a long day nothing is better than sitting against the jets of a hot tub as it massages your muscles, banishing the aches and pains and helping you feel amazing.
Most good quality hot tubs (including the range KikBuild supply) some with multiple jets with the ability to control the pressure to give you a conformable massage experience as you sit back and relax.
Hot tubs form an important part of any comprehensive treatment for arthritis, increasing blood flow and helping to improve flexibility and coordination.
Swim spas can also provide a viable means of exercise without the need for heavy impacts on joints. All from the comfort of your own home.
Improve Heart Health and Lower blood pressure
By helping to Dilate your blood vessels the hot tub helps to make it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body thus lowering blood pressure.
This has the same benefits as a light work out without the need to exercise. It is advisable for anyone with a pre-existing heart condition to seek advice from your doctor before using a hot tub.
Get a better nights sleep
Studies have shown that relaxing in a hot tub before bed helps your body release endorphins that promote sleep.
A good nights sleep is important for your general health and combines with the other relaxing properties make a hot tub a healthy place to be.
When a hot tub is not so healthy
There are a few occasions when a hot tub isn’t necessarily the best choice for your health. Sanitation is a primary concern, so stay clear of tubs if the water is murky, green or doesn’t smell right. The chemicals used for cleaning can also be an issue, if sub standard products are used they can cause skin irritation. It is not advisable for pregnant women to soak in hot tubs, because the heat can raise the mother’s core body temperature, which can affect blood circulation to the fetus. (There are no concerns about the dry heat in saunas, which it is fine for healthy pregnant women.)
All our KikBuild tubs are provided with the right Chemicals and Instructions on how to use them to help you avoid any of these negative effects.
So if you want to feel more relaxed, get more sleep or suffer with achy muscles or arthritis then a hot tub could be the answer for you.
Added by Rob Jelly