Water exercise in a hot tub will not only make you look better and feel younger; it can also improve your posture, sleep, muscle definition and weight. All these benefits while doing something you enjoy, without ever needing to leave your driveway!
1. Core Strength for Better Posture, Balance and Performance
Walking or jogging in water while keeping a vertical position works your abdominal and lower back muscles at the same time. These are the core muscles that are required for good posture, balance and overall strength.
Resistance exercises like walking in water, are the best types of exercises to strengthen bones and enhance balance and coordination, helping to prevent Osteoporosis and reducing the risk of falls and injuries [Aquatic Fitness Research Journal, 2005, Volume 2, Number 1].
Exercise in general improves sleep patterns and burns calories; but combine exercise, water fitness, and a soak in the hot tub and the sleep benefits are enhanced. Better sleep is attributed to the increase in blood flow, changes in temperature, and enhanced muscle conditioning from hot tub exercise.
The National Sleep Foundation notes that soaking in a hot tub before bed is an excellent way to help you achieve a deeper sleep, and WebMD has linked better sleep to weight loss.
Studies show that insufficient sleep, and sleep disruption, may affect our ability to lose weight. The studies found that people who sleep less often weigh more. Insufficient sleep may inhibit weight loss by creating hormonal imbalances that cause you to overeat when you’re awake.
3. Cross-Training to Prevent Exercise Plateau
Why cross-train? Doing the same exercise over and over can cause your body to experience exercise plateau. When this happens, you will stop seeing changes in your body, and this can hurt your motivation. Anyone who has ever plateaued knows the frustration of working out without shedding a pound!
An effective exercise program needs variation, and aquatic training is perfect for adding diversity to your fitness routine.
In water, you can perform exercises that you can’t do on land. Jog, strength train, or stretch in the resistance of submerged water and you will be working your muscles in a completely different way.
With the Thermospa Aquacisor, you can perform virtually every exercise offered at a regular gym with the variety of tension bands now available.
In addition, you are giving your joints a break since water exercise is zero impact, and relaxing in hot tub after a workout helps your muscles recover so you can give more to your on-land exercise later.
Keep things fresh. Continually add new movements to your routine and prevent an exercise plateau bycross-training in a fitness hot tub.
4. Create a Balanced Workout Effortlessly
Did you know that water provides 12 times more resistance than air?
Submerged water movements work multiple muscles at the same time, effortlessly creating a well-balanced muscular workout that traditional exercise strives for.
With traditional exercise, a proper training regimen must be followed to reduce muscle imbalance. This is produced effortlessly with water exercise.
Here is an example – on land, when you do a bicep curl, you work the bicep. In water fitness, the same movement will work both your bicep and your tricep, effectively getting much more from the same movement.
Get more out of your workout by using bands to strength train for a balanced muscular workout in your hot tub.
5. Create a Fitness Routine You Can Stick With
Studies find that if people don’t have fun with a workout routine – they’ll find every excuse not to do it. People report that water-based exercise is more fun than exercising on land. This fact combined with the pleasures of using a hot tub is what make hot tub fitness the type of exercise ritual you will want to stick with.
Finding time to workout is another hindrance to people who want to lose weight. The last thing you want to do after work is head straight to the gym. With hot tub fitness, you can work out, have fun, AND relax, without having to leave your driveway. Plus, you save money on all those hefty gym fees.
Water fitness is an activity the whole family can do. It’s an ideal workout for people of all ages because its a fun, low-impact workout.
If you make fitness a priority for yourself and your family, you will start to see physical and mental changes that will improve your whole life.
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Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
A relaxing, routine activity right before bedtime conducted away from bright lights helps separate your sleep time from activities that can cause excitement, stress or anxiety which can make it more difficult to fall asleep, get sound and deep sleep or remain asleep. Avoid arousing activities before bedtime like working, paying bills, engaging in competitive games or family problem solving.
Some studies suggest that soaking in hot water (such as a hot tub or bath) before retiring to bed can ease the transition into deeper sleep, but it should be done early enough that you are no longer sweating or over-heated.
If you are unable to avoid tension and stress, it may be helpful to learn relaxation therapy from a trained professional.
Finally, avoid exposure to bright before bedtime because it signals the neurons that help control the sleep-wake cycle that it is time to awaken, not to sleep.