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  1. How a Hot Tub Can Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goal

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    At one time or another, everyone considers losing a little weight. Whether its after the holidays, when most have spent too much time at the dessert table, or right before summer to fit into that swimsuit you’ve been eyeing all spring, we all could afford to lose a few pounds one time or another. While there’s many ways to lose those few extra pounds including a healthier diet, running, swimming, and aerobics, many don’t realize that a hot tub can help you reach your weight loss goals.

    Seems crazy right? Everything that comes with weight loss seems to deal with sacrifice, pain, and hard work. And that’s exactly how it helps. When most people think about the ways they need to change, or the routines they need to set for losing weight, they tend to stress out. You need to wake up earlier every day to run three miles, then you can’t eat your favorite breakfast of two eggs and bacon. You need to walk up the stairs instead of taking the escalator and munch on raw veggies rather than some delicious salty pretzels for lunch. This can stress a person out, make it hard for them to concentrate, and take away the few things they have that help them get through a hard day on the job.

    Hot tubs can help you reach your weight loss goal because they are the ultimate stress reducer. And when your body and mind are relaxed and happy, doing those few extra sit ups before bed doesn’t seem so bad. Thinking about taking a long soak after your run makes it okay to go that extra mile. Hot tubs and hydrotherapy help improve your quality of life. When you body feels good, you want to take care of it more, and that will promote the exercise and diet that you need.

    Furthermore, hot tubs can actually help reduce your appetite. By soaking in a hot tub for 20 minutes before a meal, you’ll find yourself less hungry. When your body is heated up, it has less need to consume food. As well, you’ll be more interested in drinking plenty of water, which will help fill up your stomach and make you less hungry. This is a simple trick that can help curb your need for a second serving at dinner.

    ThermoSpas also offers hot tubs that can not only relax your body and put you in a better mood to want to lose weight, they can actually be used as your workout routine. ThermoSpas Swim and Exercise Spas allow you to get a full body workout in a low impact environment while in a hot tub. Our models The Olympian and Aquacisor both come with attachments for resistance bands that allow you to exercise in a low impact environment.

    Or check out our Swim Spa Trainer. Long enough for an adult to fully extend their body, a powerful jet stream creates a consistent currant that allows you to practice any swim stroke you like without the need of a Olympic-sized pool. Burn all the calories you want in the luxury of your backyard. And afterward, when the exercise is over, relax with friends and family while enjoying the rushing bubbles and warm water to sooth your muscles and reduce stress.

    As you can see, the hot tub is not just for entertainment. Whether you’re using your hot tub to re-energize your body to motivate yourself to fit in that workout or actually using it to perform your  exercise in, the hot tub is a great tool for reaching your weight loss goals. If you have any more questions about how ThermoSpas’ hot tubs can help you, contact us today, we’d love to help.

  2. 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.