Many New Year’s resolutions include adopting a fitness program, a trend for 2014 noted by the home spa providers at ThermoSpas. Health and fitness professionals agree that regular use of a hot tub or swim spa is beneficial to long term health. Home spa systems are an easy way to keep your New Year’s resolution to stay fit from the comfort of our own home.
ThermoSpas on How to Keep Active and Healthy with a Home Spa
Home spa systems, like the ones offered by ThermoSpas, provide relaxation, physical therapy, exercise and fun. Fitness professionals know if the exercise is fun, people are more likely to keep up their workout regimes. This concept is so important that international fitness model and personal trainer Jen Jewell makes “keeping fitness fun” her top priority.
Water-based exercise can benefit anyone in any age group. It is an excellent way for athletes to rehabilitate after injury, or for people with arthritis or other pains and physical conditions to participate in safe, strength-building physical activity.
Because of water’s buoyancy, a hot tub workout provides a cushion for stiff joints or fragile bones that might be otherwise injured by the impact of exercises. ThermoSpas shares how to keep active and contribute to your healthcare, all from the comfortable seat of your hot tub or swim spa.
Warmth & Relaxation
Hop into the hot tub after a long day in the office or rigorous physical activity to sooth the body, quiet the mind, and slow the activity of internal organs.
Immersion in warm water raises the body’s temperature and dilates blood vessels, increasing circulation and relieving pain and stiffness in muscles and joints. The increased blood flow, combined with the warm temperature of the hot tub, allows the body to deliver heat in places that other treatments cannot reach.
An increase in body temperature improves metabolism and aids in the repair of damaged cells — as the body’s major muscle groups and core slow down to a state of relaxation and rest, internal process are jumpstarted. It is the perfect antidote to a hectic and stressful lifestyle, as the warm water works to relieve anxiety and reduce stress.
ThermoSpas hot tubs are equipped with numerous massage jets that control the water flow and the effects felt by a bathing body. With a range of therapeutic massage patterns, like kneading, rolling, and high pressure, you can be sitting on any side of the tub and feel targeted therapy jets anywhere on your body.
Nerves transfer what is felt by the skin deeper into the body. Massage jets stimulate deep within the immune system, influencing the rate of production for stress hormones and aiding in digestion and toxin elimination as muscles loosen.
Numerous studies have proven that a warm water massage stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” chemical, enhancing mood and decreasing tension. Hot tubs can also be used as simple and gentle relaxation tool without the use of jets — sitting peacefully in warm water transitions bathers from anxious and stressed to peaceful and tranquil.
ThermoSpas notes that their customers frequently give feedback that hot tubs and swim spas have provided far more comfort for their joints and bones than traditional exercise devices. Exercising in a swim spa is one of the most joint- and bone-friendly workouts available. Exercising in a swim spa is gentle on your joints and muscles because of the gravity changes created by the water. This type of workout provides just as much calorie-burning power as many typical aerobic workouts: the water acts as a natural resistance band.
Take it up a notch by using water-safe body weights like ankle and wrist straps, or waist belts with hooks for adding weights. You can also use the adjustable seat and attachment features for actual resistance bands, or add rowing cables to the exercise attachment mounts for a seated or standing row exercise. These workout boosts allow you to build muscle strength throughout your entire body in a completely low impact environment.
Regular use of hot tubs and swim spas is beneficial to long term health. They also provide safe, enjoyable, and convenient exercise options for bathers. The ThermoSpas Twitter account provides exercise tips and advice for the use of spas in convenient, safe, and enjoyable exercise treatment.
ThermoSpas is the provider of the widest variety of hot tubs in the entire industry, offering a collection of customizable jets and features designed for individual therapeutic needs. ThermoSpas builds and installs home spas for therapy, relaxation, fun, and exercise, and all of its models are custom designed to fit the needs of individual customers.