At this time of year it can be tempting to stay inside, wrapped up tight, and forget all about the outside space your home has. However, if you’ve got a hot tub at home then you’re missing out, as this is a great time of year to see a wide range of benefits from using it regularly. Hot tubs in winter can be a great place to relax, be social and also have lots of advantages when it comes to health and wellness too.
Get outside in the fresh air – but stay warm
If you’re using your hot tub outside then you’re enjoying all the benefits of the fresh air without any of the head to toe chill. Warm bubbles are a great way to stay toasty in cold weather and can help you to make the most of your outside space. Especially if you’ve been spending a lot of time inside with the central heating on, or wrapped up in layers, getting outside and into the hot tub can be an invigorating experience.
Be more sociable this winter season
Winter is the season when we tend to feel the least sociable. Especially once all the festive cheer of Christmas and New Years Eve have passed it can be difficult to get motivated to go out and see friends and family when the weather is cold and the days are short. Having a hot tub at home can provide exactly the motivation that you need for the colder, darker months – it’s a great theme for a party and a warm, fun space in which to get together with family and friends. If you’re looking for a unique way to get sociable this season then your hot tub is the perfect place in which to do it.
Improve your health and wellness
Hot tubs have long formed part of wellness regimes, as they provide an essential hydrotherapy experience. Hydrotherapy basically employs water to help soothe and treat a range of conditions, from arthritis to muscle stiffness. If you’re starting a new fitness programme and experiencing stiff muscles after workout sessions then spending time in the hot tub will help to soothe aches and pains. It can also be an essential experience pre-workout too. At this time of year we are all prone to muscle strains and injuries because our bodies are colder. A hot tub can help warm up muscles, joints and ligaments to help ensure a safer workout.
Using your hot tub in the winter months
With a few small adjustments, any hot tub can be made winter-proof. For example, make sure that you have warm, dry clothes to wrap up in when you get out and a quick route from the hot tub back inside. Clean and maintain your hot tub regularly if you’re planning to use it during the winter and turn down the jets, as these can lower the temperature in the water.