If you’re thinking of buying a hot tub, you’re probably imagining all of the relaxing you’ll be doing. Or maybe you’re thinking of how the massaging jets can work away those knots in your back. Here’s another impressive benefit you should know: using a hot tub can increase your metabolism!
Banish Stress, Increase Metabolism
You may already know that soaking in a hot tub can help manage stress. Just the idea of sinking into that warm water and sneaking away from the world for a while has to be stress-relieving, right? Even more, research has shown that the warm water of your hot tub lowers cortisol levels. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is hard on your body in many ways. Just to name a few, cortisol can:
- Slow your resting metabolic rate
- Make cells resistant to insulin
- Prevent muscle growth
- Increase feelings of hunger
- Stimulate fat cells to grow
It’s clear that managing stress is important, not just for your mental wellbeing, but your physical health, too. The good news is a single hot tub soak can lower your cortisol levels. To see the biggest impact, and keep cortisol in check all the time, make hot tub soaks a regular part of your routine.
Increasing Your Activity Could Actually Be Enjoyable
According to Healthline.com, high-intensity workouts and weight-resistance exercises improve metabolism. But how many times have you fallen off your workout plan, at least partly thanks to the discomfort and pain that is sometimes inevitable with exercising? “No pain, no gain” sounds like a great motto for a professional athlete, but the rest of us are looking for an enjoyable exercise routine that won’t leave us groaning when we get out of bed the next morning.
Here’s where your hot tub can help. After workout pain has set in, soaking in your hot tub can provide relief. The warm waters will soothe your tired, stressed muscles while the jets provide a massage that works out soreness. Plus, the heat will increase blood flow to muscles — speeding up healing and removing lactic acid build-up.
Thanks to your hot tub, you’ll find that you’ll recover much faster than normal, and you’re ready to keep going with your fitness routine!
Are you ready to increase your metabolism by indulging in some relaxing hot tub soaks? Hot tub inventory is low everywhere this fall, but as of this writing, we do have hot tubs in stock. To stay up-to-date on our inventory, fill out the form on this page. Or contact us directly.