How Hot Tubs Promote Weight Loss
Spas are fantastic multitasking tools for your health— you can relax and get a massage, while simultaneously promoting your weight loss goals
Hot tub soaks not only reduce stress, but also counter the effects of cortisol, a naturally occurring hormone in our bodies related to weight gain. Soaking in a hot tub can change your physiology and make it easier to reach and successfully maintain your health goals.
Complementing Your Healthcare Routine With a Soak
In the same way stretching helps you recover from your weekly regime of exercise days, hot tubs act as a conduit to better health. Why not add a relaxing spa to your recovery toolkit?
If you combine your day-to-day workout routine with a satisfying soak in a hot tub, you’re better able to combat aches and soreness, helping you stay active. Along with a healthy lifestyle and quality sleep, your weight loss goals become more achievable.
Swim spas are effective workout tools— the built-in jets are engineered to keep you afloat and aligned for various types of resistance training. Simply add bars, handles, and resistance bands to your spa and you’ll be ready to go!
While soaking away any stressors, why not work those muscles by gently twisting your torso, lengthening your hamstrings, or stretching your shoulders? By keeping your spa in the right temperature range, and following safe procedures, you can exercise your muscles for longer durations.
Effects on Cortisol, Recovery, and Sleep
Studies have found that higher cortisol levels in our blood streams make us crave higher fatty and sodium foods in an effort to self soothe. Higher cortisol levels trigger body fat increases, particularly in the abdominal region.
By calming our breathing and relaxing our muscles in a spa, we can reduce our cortisol levels. A 20-minute soak near bedtime acts as a catalyst for longer, uninterrupted, deep sleep. This in turn revitalizes the body to fight off aches, infection, and disease— all beneficial in helping you achieve your health goals.
As we age, it’s important to stay active, especially outdoors. Hot tubs not only lower our blood sugar levels and promote an active lifestyle, but can help heal injuries and soreness that can result from an active life.
By reducing inflammation after a 15-20 minute soak and eating plenty of whole foods, fruits, and vegetables, we’re better able to find healthy weight solutions.
Take a Step Towards Your Health Goals Today!
If you want to enjoy the outdoors and enhance your workouts, you’ve come to the right place. Our different spa and hot tub models are an invaluable addition to your workout and recovery routine. Get in touch with us today to see which options best suit your lifestyle.