Hot tubs are known for the relaxation benefits that they provide, and are often seen as a luxury. Although many people buy their own hot tub purely for the relaxation and enjoyment, there are actually a number of health benefits that hot tubs are able to bring to regular users. Here are some examples of these:
Blood sugar changes
Did you know that hot tubs can benefit those living with type 2 diabetes? Type 2 diabetes involves the body being unable to produce enough insulin, or use it effectively, which results in high blood glucose levels. Over time this can cause damage to the organs, however type 2 diabetes can be largely managed by keeping sugar intake minimal through a controlled diet. Itâ€™s a little known fact that hot tubs are actually effective at reducing blood sugar levels, since the hot water exposure for around half an hour daily can make a noticeable difference.
Eases difficulty sleeping
The average hot tub temperature is around 40 degrees, and sitting in it for a period of time helps your body temperature to rise to adjust. This, combined with the support of the surrounding water taking the strain off of the body, causes the body to relax, and can aid sleep. Once leaving the hot tub, your body temperature returns to normal, and this drop back to normal can also encourage a deeper sleep.
Hydrotherapy for many conditions
Many conditions ranging from Arthritis and joint injuries to stress, headaches, Tendonitis and Scoliosis are often treated through hydrotherapy, which is prescribed by medical professionals. Most hot tubs can ease the symptoms of these conditions through not only the warmth of the water. Relaxing massage jets can stimulate better circulation, blood flow and muscle relaxation. Buoyancy from being in the water eases pressure on joints by creating a feeling of weightlessness.
Increased mobility and fitness
With the benefits that have already been mentioned, this can also lead to increased mobility and overall greater wellbeing and lower stress levels. The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company also offers a range of combined hot tubs and swim spas, meaning that buyers can enjoy swimming against a current and increasing their fitness levels and swimming abilities from the comfort of their own home.
Find out more about our range of hot tubs and swim spas today by giving us a call on 0208 300 4003.