Health Benefits of Hot Tubs: Heart, Weight Loss, Athletics

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the simple ways hot tubs improve not only your comfort, but also your overall health. Some people don’t realize that hot tubs have this entire additional realm of benefits, but it’s true — and knowing about them before you buy is worthwhile.

At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we proudly offer an unmatched selection of hot tubs and related products, including top brands like Viking and others that are part of our extensive catalog. What are some of the other key ways hot tub usage may actually improve your health? Here are several others.

Heart Health

Heart disease is the single leading cause of death in the US every year, and anything that can help lower your risk is worth considering. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Soaking in a hot tub can cause your blood vessels to dilate, or widen. When this happens, your blood flow increases and your blood pressure decreases.”

The jury is still out on how much of an effect this has, but any improvement is worth noting — and it’s an easy way to improve your cardiovascular health without making any major changes to your lifestyle.

Weight Loss

While simply sitting in a hot tub on its own will not typically lead to weight loss, hot tubs are absolutely a common part of a larger weight loss strategy for many people. That’s because when you sit in a hot tub, your body temperature rises and you begin to sweat.

This sweating is the key — as it means your body is burning more calories than it would if you were just sitting around at rest. This makes hot tubs an excellent addition to any workout regimen, as it can help you maximize the results you see from your efforts.

Improved Athletic Performance

Many athletes, including professionals at the very highest levels, use hot tubs as a way to improve their athletic performance. That’s because when your muscles are constantly tense and tight, it can lead to injury — and taking some time to relax in a hot tub before competition can help prevent this.

Hot tubs can also help with recovery after competition. Soaking in a hot tub helps improve circulation and can speed up the repair of damaged tissue, plus the heat can help reduce any inflammation or swelling in the muscles.

Hot tubs offer a wide range of benefits, from the simple and straightforward to the more nuanced and unexpected. At Hot Tub Factory Outlet, we’re proud to offer an unmatched selection of hot tubs perfect for anyone looking to improve their health in a variety of ways. Contact us today to learn more about any of our products or services!

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