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  1. 3 Real Ways a Hot Tub Can Improve Your Body

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    Most people think of hot tubs as a household accessory used for relaxation, fun, romance, and unforgettable hot tub parties.

    It’s true that ThermoSpas owners get to enjoy the fun that comes along with owning a hot tub, but did you know that all those hours of fun could also be beneficial to your health?

    Read on to discover a few of the many ways that soaking in a hot tub can help you to have a healthier body.

    1. Fall asleep faster, and get a deeper night’s rest.

    Most Americans are sleep-deprived. The negative effects of sleep deprivation include depression, weight gain, cardiovascular disease and increased risk of diabetes.

    We recently had a discussion with Dr. Shawn Youngstedt of the National Sleep Foundation on the effects of hot tubs on sleep quality. He confirmed that their research shows soaking in a warm bath like a hot tub helps you fall asleep faster and get a deeper night’s rest.

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    Getting quality sleep each night will improve both your body and your mind, leaving you feeling refreshed each morning and with the energy to do more of the things you love to do.

    Here are just some of the many benefits of a healthy sleep routine:

    • Improved memory
    • Longer life span
    • Lowering blood pressure and inflammation
    • Maintaining a healthy weight
    • Lowering stress

    It’s no doubt that a healthy sleep ritual is a vital component to a healthy body. If you are one of the many people who just isn’t getting enough sleep at night, and especially if you have trouble falling asleep; a hot tub can help.

    Bonus: Add a relaxing aromatherapy scent such as lavender to enhance your evening hot tub ritual and ease your way into a deep and restful sleep.

    2. Diminish the appearance of cellulite.

    This is not just another ‘get rid of cellulite fast’ fad – regularly soaking in a hot tub can in fact reduce the appearance of unsightly cellulite and even help you lose weight.

    The reasons is simple – cellulite is caused by restrictions in blood flow; and a hot tub increases blood flow and circulation through the effects of warm water therapy and hydrotherapeutic jets.

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    Enjoying a hot tub regularly from the comfort of your home, paired with daily exercise and healthier eating habits, can reduce the appearance of cellulite over time.

    More importantly, taking time to relax in your spa will lower your stress, and people who are less stressed are more likely to make healthier lifestyle choices.

    3. Reduce pain and treat injuries.

    At one point or another, we all experience some sort of pain or injury related to a strain, muscle spasm, or tight muscle. Muscle injuries are common for those who engage in strenuous exercise or a demanding physical job; but many injuries can also be caused by routine physical activities like house or yard work.

    Whether you have an injury or simply suffer from muscle or joint pain; a hot tub can help ease pain and assist in muscle rehabilitation after an injury.

    With an injury such as a muscle sprain or strain, you will need to wait until the inflammation has subsided before you can apply heat to facilitate the healing process. If you think you may have a muscle injury and you want to know how you can use your hot tub for recovery, refer to our article, Will a Hot Tub Help a Muscle Sprain.

    Types of pain that can be treated with a hot tub:

    • Muscle spasms and back pain – full body immersion in a hot tub with therapy jets for reducing muscle spasms and relaxing tight muscles.
    • Joint injuries and Arthritis pain – After a sprain in a joint such as your ankle, knee, or wrist, a hot tub can help by loosening the surrounding muscle so the joint becomes more flexible and better able to stretch. For this same reason, a hot tub can help those suffering from joint pain related to Arthritis.

    It’s also good practice to warm up in a hot tub before you workout to prevent future injuries. Just 10 minutes in the hot tub before a workout will loosen your muscles and prepare your body for exercise. Cold muscles are more prone to injury because they do not absorb shock as well as warm muscles.

    Bonus: These are just a few of the many benefits of hot tub ownership. Want more? Read our article on the Top 25 Benefits of Owning A Hot Tub.

  2. Soaking in a Thermospas Hot Tub Can Help You Lose Weight

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    As unbelievable as it may sound, recent studies have proven that the regular use of hot tubs can aid in the reduction of weight, as well as diminish the appearance of cellulite. This stems from the fact that soaking in a hot tub simulates exercise. The hydrotherapy dilates the blood vessels, promoting better circulation as it relaxes the skin and muscles. It also raises the heart rate, while lowering blood pressure.

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  3. Getting Rid of Cellulite & Improving Your Skin With Water Therapy

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    What Causes Cellulite?

    Cellulite can affect women of all ages, from teen years to their seventies, but it is more commonly found in women after the age of 30. Cellulite has gained an unsightly reputation due to the way the skin dimples around the area of the thighs, buttocks and hips.

    The actual causes of cellulite are unknown, although certain research studies link it to heredity. Apart from hereditary links, other experts cite poor lifestyle choices in a woman’s diet and exercise routine could actually be the contributing factors. Other research points out that estrogen, the female hormone, encourage excess fat storage in a woman’s hip and thigh area. As this stored fat gets filled with toxins that build up from foods, the likelihood of cellulite increases. A woman’s lifestyle can literally contribute to making cellulite worse by becoming overweight or lacking proper exercise.

    What can a Woman Do to Alleviate Cellulite?

    Doctors, nutritionists, fitness and beauty experts agree that improving a number of lifestyle choices can help to alleviate or significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Healthier lifestyle choices such as changing your diet, reducing the amount of foods you eat that contain toxins, and increasing exercise is the right step. Reducing refined and processed foods, artificial sweeteners, additives and chemicals, sugar and high sugar products, and drinking plenty of fresh drinking water are keys. Beginning an exercise routine that increases blood circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body, blood, tissues and organs is a vital part of creating a healthier lifestyle habit. Regular exercise helps to burn fat before it gets stored in tissues; it improves muscle tone and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

    Choosing poor food or lifestyle choices contributes to stress and when this becomes the norm in a woman’s life she will have a harder time staying healthy and looking great. Hot tubs and spas offer a home alternative that can nurture deep relaxation and cultivate improved circulation. The hydro-therapeutic jet streams pulse invigorating warm sprays and give a deep body massage to relieve stressed muscles and nerves.

    Enjoying a hot tub spa in the privacy of your home, ideally about three times a week, allowing the body to soak in a mineralized solution can increase circulation. Brushing the skin with a natural plant fibre before bathing in your hot tub will help to remove the dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth.

    Exercising in your hot tub is not only relaxing but fun, as the body works effortlessly against the water to increase circulation, build muscle tone, and help sore muscles regain flexibility. Other forms of land exercise then become easier when it’s coupled with hot tub exercises.

    A spa experience in your own hot tub can help a person create the conditions which lead to a stress free life. When stress is not a strong driving factor, it’s much easier for a woman to make healthier eating and lifestyle choices that naturally contribute to weight loss, a daily exercise routine, and looking and feeling better.