Lakefront Living – The Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

There are not many times you can find an activity that is both enjoyable and good for you! When purchasing your ideal lakefront property, be sure to keep room in your budget for one of my favorite lakeside items…a hot tub!

The heat, buoyancy and massage elements of a hot tub can provide a number of health benefits. Hot tubs can relieve stress and improve sleep. The massaging jets and soothing heat help to reduce tension which may make it easier to fall asleep.

The weightlessness effect produced by the buoyancy of the water can also be relaxing. Studies suggest that spending 15 minutes in a hot tub 90 minutes before bedtime can lead to an improved night’s sleep.

Massaging hot tub jets work to relax muscles and relieve pressure on nerves. In addition, the buoyancy provided by the water reduces body weight by 90 percent, taking pressure off joints. Hydrotherapy in a hot tub can provide symptom relief to some people with arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Heat from hot tubs can cause the blood vessels to open up, which decrease blood pressure. The heat and massage ease blood flow and improve circulation, in addition to stimulating nerve impulses that boost the immune system and digestion.

Hot tub therapy involving up to 30 minutes a day, six days a week for at least three weeks is known to help individuals with type 2 diabetes lower their blood sugar, lose weight and improve their sleep patterns.Hot tub therapy may help people with medical conditions that cause pain and fatigue. People with chronic fatigue syndrome can get pain relief from soaking in a hot tub or engaging in light stretches while in the water.

Learn more from the International Hot Tub Association.

Posted by:

Scott Freerksen “The Lake Guy”
Owner/Broker, Realtor®
Lakefront Living Realty, LLC
Office: (508) 377-7167

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