Here at Outside in Leisure Products, we know that hot tubs & spas are a popular way to relax. However, many people have the impression that a hot tub is a frivolous luxury that offers no practical benefit and do not make it a priority to get one. If you’d like to add a hot tub or spa to your home but are operating under a similar belief, our team is here to offer you a different perspective. In this article, we at Outside in Leisure Products will go over three real health benefits of hot tubs & spas to help you decide if adding one is worth it after all.
- Lowers Blood Pressure. One health benefit that hot tubs & spas offer is that they lower blood pressure. According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, spending as little as 15 minutes in a hot tub can lower your blood pressure to safer levels. The same study also showed that relaxing in a hot tub provided greater benefits to heart disease patients than working out on an exercise bike, and with less stress on the cardio system.
- Helps Lower Diabetic Blood Sugar. Another study by the New England Journal of Medicine found that soaking in hot tubs & spas provided significant benefits to diabetes patients. The hot water was found to mimic the beneficial effects of exercise, and patients who soaked for 30 minutes a day over a three-week period showed blood sugar levels which had been reduced by as much as 13 percent.
- Reduces Stress. While some people might categorize stress reduction in the “frivolous luxury” column, the truth is that excessive stress is linked to a number of negative health outcomes such as muscle tension, headaches, and fatigue. Regular use of a hot tub or spa can help combat this stress through a combination of buoyancy (to relieve aching joints), heat (to stimulate muscles), and massage (to release endorphins).
If you are interested in reaping these health benefits for yourself, we at Outside in Leisure Products encourage you to call our team to learn more about our hot tubs & spas.