There are many reasons why owning and using a hot tub is a great idea. Not only are they incredibly relaxing, but they offer health and lifestyle benefits that cannot be found anywhere else.
From eased aches and pains to boosted backyard appeal, there are countless reasons to consider purchasing a hot tub and we’ll cover many of them in this article.
What is a Hot Tub?
A hot tub is a large tub or small pool filled with typically 104- to 107-degree Fahrenheit water and used for recreational soaking or hydrotherapy. Some hot tubs use air jets to provide a massage. Hot tubs are usually found outdoors, although they can be installed indoors as well. They are typically made from acrylic, cedar, redwood, or stainless steel. Most hot tubs have one or more built-in heaters to keep the water at the desired temperature. A typical hot tub holds two to six people, but some models can accommodate up to ten people. Hot tubs can be used all year round, but they are especially popular in cold weather.
At Budget Pools & Spas, we offer a variety of hot tubs from trusted brands like Bullfrog Spas® and Artesian Spas™. We also offer delivery, installation, set-up, and tutorials on how to operate your hot tubs and spas.
The Health & Lifestyle Benefits of Hot Tubs
As mentioned, hot tubs offer many benefits. Sure, hot tubs are amazing for relaxation and stress relief, but they offer so much more than that! From improving cardiovascular health to aiding in weight loss, a hot tub is definitely worth considering if you’re looking for ways to improve your well-being.
Let’s take a deeper dive (pun not intended) into the many benefits of hot tubs:
1. Ease Aches and Pains
The warm water and jet massage of a hot tub can help to loosen tight muscles and ease joint pain. And the buoyancy of the water helps to take the weight off of sore feet and joints. In addition, the heat of the water can help to increase blood flow and circulation, which can reduce inflammation and pain. So whether you’re dealing with a headache or achy muscles, a hot tub can provide much-needed relief.
2. Boost in Backyard Appeal
A well-designed backyard can be a true oasis, a place to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A hot tub can take your backyard retreat to the next level, providing a luxurious space to unwind after a long day or entertain friends on a weekend. Of course, type and size are up to you, but you can visit our FAQ page for suggestions.
3. More Time Spent With Family
For many families, the hot tub is more than just a place to relax. It’s a gathering place where family and friends can connect and enjoy each other’s company. In today’s busy world, it can be difficult to find time to spend with the people we care about. But with a hot tub, it’s easy to sneak in a few extra minutes here and there to catch up with loved ones. Whether you’re enjoying a soak under the stars or sharing stories around the bubbling waters, spending time in the hot tub is a great way to bond with those you care about most.
4. More Time Spent Outside
One of the great things about hot tubs is that they can encourage you to spend more time outside. When the weather is cold, it can be tempting to hunker down indoors, but being outdoors has countless benefits for your health. Fresh air and natural light help to improve your mood, and exposure to green spaces has been linked to reduced stress levels. Getting outdoors also helps to improve your sleep quality and increase your level of physical activity. However, if you don’t have a pool or a beach nearby, it can be tough to motivate yourself to go outside in the winter months. A hot tub can provide the perfect solution.
5. Improved Insulin Sensitivity
According to some researchers, regular thermal therapy using saunas or hot tubs may improve impaired insulin sensitivity and be beneficial in managing diabetes. Hot tub therapy can also benefit people with obesity or other weight-related conditions. Instead of having to go to the gym or local spa, installing a hot tub in your home can let you can take advantage of this therapy any time day or night.
6. Entertain Guests
A hot tub can be a great addition to any backyard entertaining space. Not only does it provide a place for guests to relax and socialize, but it can also be a great conversation starter. A hot tub can be a great way to enjoy the company of others during the colder months. Instead of waiting until the spring and summer to entertain, a hot tub allows it all year long.
7. Invest in Self-Care and Relaxation
So often the things we purchase or build in our homes are meant for other people to enjoy or the benefits wane after a period of time. With a hot tub, you are truly making an investment in your own self-care and relaxation. No one spends more time in your home than you do, so shouldn’t it be a place where you always feel good and relaxed? Hot tubs are easy to maintain and simple to use over and over again.
8. Better Cardiovascular Health
Relaxing in the warm water of a hot tub can raise your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. A study performed in 2016, showed that heat therapy may help reduce cardiovascular risks and mortality. It was shown to especially help those who were limited in their ability to exercise.
People who struggle with hypertension can benefit greatly from just 10 minutes in a hot tub due to the lower blood pressure and improvements to their circulation. Of course, it’s always best to consult your doctor to ensure that hot tub therapy is right for you.
9. Less Stress and Better Sleep
Most people have experienced the feeling of relaxation that comes from soaking in a hot tub. The combination of warm water and massage can help to loosen tense muscles, reduce stress levels, and improve circulation. Soaking in a hot tub before bed can help you to sleep better by raising your core body temperature. This increase in temperature causes your body to naturally cool down as you sleep, leading to deeper and more restful sleep. In addition, the warmth of the water can help to soothe aches and pains, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep. If you are looking for a way to reduce stress and improve your sleep, a hot tub can be a great option.
10. Calorie Burn
Some studies have shown that participants who soaked in a waist-high hot bath for 60 minutes burned the same number of calories burned during a 30-minute walk. While hot tubs don’t take the place of regular exercise, soaking in one could be a great option to help people improve their metabolism or for those that find it difficult to exercise.
11. They’re Just Fun
The many health and lifestyle benefits aside, hot tubs are just plain ol’ fun. It’s always nice to have something in your home that you can turn on and enjoy without making an appointment or leaving your driveway. You can get in and out whenever you wish and everything else you need for a great experience is only a few steps away at all times.
Who wouldn’t look forward to spending time every day in warm water and massaging jets?
Find Hot Tubs at Budget Pools & Spas
If you’re looking for ways to improve your health and lifestyle, a hot tub from Budget Pools & Spas may be the perfect solution for you.
So if you’re ready to start enjoying all the benefits of owning a hot tub, visit Budget Pools & Spas today. We have everything you need to get started – from affordable hot tubs to top-of-the-line accessories and supplies. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more about how we can help you create the ultimate backyard experience and live a healthier, happier life. You can also visit our blog and online resource center to learn more about the services and products we provide.
Budget Pools & Spas also provides installation, service and repair, equipment and chemicals, water testing, hard-to-find parts, and technical support from our team with over 200+ combined years of experience. Our service area includes North of Boston and Southern New Hampshire.
For more information, visit our site or call Budget Pools & Spas at (978) 535-1500.