There are obvious benefits of owning a portable hot tub; it’s fun and relaxing. Yet, a hot tub has positive effects on overall health that go well beyond its entertainment value. While people may be familiar with the personal and financial benefits of owning a hot tub, the following are some of the less discussed health reasons for acquiring one.
1. Better Sleep
You’ve likely noticed that you tend to fall asleep faster after a late night shower. When the body is cold, sleep patterns may be disrupted. Conversely, a warmer body provides a more optimal environment for sleep.
Research has consistently shown that getting good quality sleep has beneficial outcomes on multiple facets of body wellness including mood, mental alertness, and metabolism. If you have had lingering problems getting a good night’s rest, spending time in a portable hot tub just before bed could be just the remedy you need.
2. Lowers Stress
The weightlessness, the soothing hot water and the gentle massage from the tub’s jets will not only make you feel relaxed but also lower physical and mental stress, and reduce anxiety.
When you are stressed, you are more likely to snap at the people around you and at a constantly heightened state of anxiety. The calming of nerves a hot tub provides ultimately translates to better interpersonal relationships and higher productivity.
3. Reduces Chronic and Arthritic Pain
For individuals afflicted by musculoskeletal conditions such as tendonitis carpal tunnel, arthritis and other forms of body pains and aches, a portable hot tub can deliver much-needed relief. The buoyancy of the water and pressure from the jets induce a state of weightlessness that optimizes body temperature, increases blood circulation, loosens muscles and eventually minimizes joint and muscle inflammation.
The person’s body experiences enhanced flexibility, improved strength and a broader range of limb motion. This is one of the main reasons hydrotherapy is highly recommended for anyone recovering from knee, back, and other joint problems.
4. Lowers Body Sugar
While the research is not conclusive, many findings have alluded to a hot tub is a positive contributor to the lowering of blood sugar among persons with Type 2 Diabetes. One study in particular observed type 2 diabetes patients who spent half an hour a day, 6 days a week for 3 weeks submerged in a hot tub.
After the 3 weeks, blood glucose levels had dropped by 12 percent. The warm temperatures in the tub likely simulated the metabolic consequences associated with physical exercise. Exercise is one of the ways of managing Type 2 Diabetes.
5. Lower Blood Pressure
Portable hot tubs can reduce blood pressure. Immersing your body in the hot water increases the heart rate as the body works to get rid of the excess heat. As a result, the elevated blood flow ensures speedier oxygen circulation and the revitalization of body cells. All this will lead to an initial but brief rise in blood pressure.
As the cells dilate due to rising body heat, there’ll be a steady drop in the heart’s pumping resistance and eventually a decrease in blood pressure. Due to the initial rise in pressure when the body is first immersed in hot water, individuals with a history of blood pressure should avoid moving back and forth between a cold pool and the hot tub as this will be counterproductive.
6. Healthier, Smoother and Younger Skin
When you are thinking about how to improve your skin’s health, a portable hot tub will likely not spring to mind. Yet, the tub does have direct benefits on the appearance and wellness of the skin. Anxiety and stress are major drivers of premature aging. As mentioned earlier, a portable hot tub can mitigate that. This, in turn, keeps skin supple and smooth.
Also, the improved blood circulation that results from sitting in a hot tub ensures more efficient delivery of nutrients and oxygen to skin cells. This leads to a youthful, healthy glow.
7. Decreased Frequency of Migraines
Chronic headaches such as migraines don’t have too many treatment alternatives. Relief can be difficult to come by. Thankfully, there is evidence that suggests a regular dip in a hot tub can help prevent some types of persistent headaches. Such headaches may be a result of muscular tension; a relaxing hot tub can ease muscle contraction and reduce the chances of such migraines.
Persons who suffer from cluster and sinus headaches will occasionally experience episodes where they feel stuffed up. A hot steamy tub combined with drinking fluids and nose drops is an effective way of eliminating the congestion and preventing the headaches.
A portable hot tub is a fun way to let your hair down when alone or with family and friends. It is however also great for your health. Buy one today and be on your way to a healthier and more wholesome life.