Many people are looking for methods to lose weight that will help with their usual routine, and there are a few candidates here you may not have considered closely enough. One great example, and which also serves as a relaxation and entertainment hub for your home, is the use of a hot tub.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re proud to serve as a licensed dealer of Bullfrog Spas to clients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, providing these and other high-quality hot tubs to clients based on any need they may have. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over some of the major benefits of hot tubs in your weight loss efforts, plus some of the top ways to utilize a hot tub as part of your weight loss routine.
For many people, one of the top barriers to quality exercise and weight loss is injury or pain, which makes it much harder to hit the gym and stay consistent with your efforts. Hot tubs provide a great solution here, as they allow you to continue exercising while also helping your body recover faster from any injuries.
The hot water helps expand blood vessels, allowing for more blood flow right up to the site of injury, plus the heat reduce inflammation, stiffness and sore. In addition, the jets in your hot tub also provide a massaging effect that can keep muscles loose and ready for whatever physical activity you need to perform.
Another key element of weight loss that many people often forget about? Stress reduction. Stress can have numerous negative effects on your physical health, from weakening the immune system to reducing overall performance in exercise routines – and hot tubs are a great way to reduce stress.
The combination of heat and massage provided by being in your hot tub helps relax muscles while also calming your mind. This is an ideal environment for reflecting on the day’s stressors and letting go of any negative energy, all while enjoying a therapeutic soak that helps you unwind before bed or tackle another stressful situation.
For people looking to lose weight, improved circulation can be a major benefit. Hot tubs provide a great way to improve your circulatory system’s health, as the warm water and jets help enhance blood flow throughout your body, especially in areas where it may not usually reach.
This improved circulation helps keep veins open and allows oxygen to reach all areas of your body, often resulting in improved performance during activities and weight loss efforts. Being in the hot tub can also help reduce fatigue or exhaustion after exercise, allowing you to stay on track with your routine.
In part two of our series, we’ll go over more of the specific ways you can utilize your hot tub as part of a weight loss routine, plus how Dolphin Pools & Spas is here to help get you started. In the meantime, contact us today with any questions or to shop for your own high-quality hot tub or pool!