Health Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Tub

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Health Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Tub

Few things can beat a soak in your hot tub after a long day at work or a workout.
While most people know a hot tub is a great way to relax and reduce stress, there are other benefits to your health by sitting in that warm water.
Here’s a look at some of the benefits of soaking in a hot tub:
Improved cardiovascular health: According to Tom Cullen, an assistant professor in the Centre for Physical Activity at Coventry University in England, one of the most consistently observed benefits from regular hot tub use is improved cardiovascular health. The hot water can
help with circulation, reduce artery stiffness and lower blood pressure.
Better sleep: The warming and cooling effect of a hot tub can help prepare the body for sleep by signaling the brain that it’s bedtime.
A 2012 study published by the National Library of Medicine found that hydrotherapy helped improve sleep quality for people with fibromyalgia.
Muscle and joint pain relief: The heat and buoyancy of a hot tub can help relax tight muscles, reduce inflammation, and improve your flexibility and range of motion.
Increased immunity: The elevated temperature in a hot tub can stimulate the production of white blood cells, boosting your immune system.
Quicker recovery: The combination of heat and massage from the jets can promote deep muscle relaxation and help alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness. The hydromassage from the water jets can help relieve muscle soreness, decrease inflammation, and improve physical
Stress and anxiety relief: The warmth, massage, and relaxation of a hot tub can help calm the nervous system and promote mental well-being.
A 2018 study found that people who took a hot bath instead of showering showed lower levels of stress.
Calorie burn: Passive heating in a hot tub can raise the heart rate and burn a similar number of calories as a light workout, though doctors say it should not replace exercise.
Sinus relief: The heat and steam from a hot tub can help open up nasal passages, providing temporary relief from sinus pressure and congestion. The warm, humid air can help clear your respiratory tract. Soaking in the hot water also increases blood flow and oxygen delivery to the
head and sinuses, which can help reduce sinus-related headaches and pain.

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