New hot tub? By now, you probably know how to operate it. But do you really know how to use it in ways that benefit your health and mental well-being?
Relaxing in the hot water of a spa has numerous health benefits. So, it’s best to take advantage at every opportunity. Here are 7 simple ways to use your hot tub in ways you may not have thought of.
- After a long day at work.
Okay, this is an obvious one. Hot tubs are well-known for their ability to relieve the stresses caused by our busy lives. Sitting in the hot tub after work is a great way to forget the worries of the day and treat yourself to some “me time.”
- After working out.
Gym, jogging, sports or even a long walk – after any physical activity, take some time to relax in your spa. The hot water and massaging effects of the jets will help soothe your stiff muscles and also prevent swelling after an intense workout.
- For yoga, meditation and water aerobics.
If you prefer low-intensity workouts, or meditating to relax your mind, your hot tub is a great place to do it. All of these activities benefit from the warm water, which helps to relax your body, while also preventing joint paint and back aches.
- Before you go to bed.
Sitting in warm water before going to bed is a great way to help improve your sleep. It not only improves your mood and relaxes your body, but also helps regulate your autonomic nervous system, which helps you fall asleep faster.
- With family.
Sitting in a hot tub doesn’t have to be a solitary activity or something reserved for couples. It’s a great way to connect with the entire family after a long day at work and school. Try making it a weekly activity, right after dinner.
- Date night.
With your spouse or a new partner, hot tubs are a great way to build your romantic relationships. It’s intimate, carefree and naturally conducive to great conversation. Add some wine and moonlight, and you’re all set for a romantic evening.
- With friends and neighbors.
Get social with friends or even your neighbors by inviting them over for a dip. Everyone loves a hot tub and it makes any gathering more fun: summer BBQs, holiday parties, birthdays and so many other occasions.