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How Can a Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine?

Posted on August 23, 2019

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It doesn't take much to understand the soothing benefits of owning a hot tub. It can be a welcome relaxation in the evening after a long day. But what if you're looking for something more motivating? Your hot tub is more than just a way to relax. You can also up your fitness game with the help of a hot tub. Here are a few ways it can enhance your fitness routine.

Gentle Resistance

We feel weightless when submerged in water. The buoyancy reduces the pressure and amount of weight that you have to carry on your own. Thus exercising in water will feel more gentle and painless than it might on land. But that doesn't mean that it's not as much of a workout. Water offers a good resistance, and the more you push back against it, the more you work out. You can get in your workout routine with less aches and pains, while still seeing results.

Temperature Changes

Prompting your body to change temperature widens or dilates your blood vessels and gets your heart pumping vigorously. That's why for so long, people have used hot or cold therapy as a way of healing chronic pain. Exercise changes your body's temperature, and so does spending time in your hot tub. It also makes it easier for those with chronic pain to exercise, as the warm water relaxes the site of pain so that you're able to move more freely.

Great Pre-Workout Routine (Or Cool Down)

Soaking in your hot tub can also help you get ready for your workout. By soaking in the hot tub for 10-20 minutes, you effectively loosen up your muscles, just like you might by stretching, making them more flexible for the upcoming workout. That's not to say you shouldn't stretch — you still should — but soaking in the hot tub will make it even easier to transition into your workout. After you exercise, don't get right out of the tub. Walk around for a bit or do some stretches. The warm water will relax you and help to bring your body's functions back to normal. 

Interested in a hot tub of your own to boost your fitness routine? At Paradise Decks & Spas, we offer quality home spas from Dimension One. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.

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