If the winter months have you feeling particularly blah, don’t despair!
Taking a holiday is not the only way to get away, when you invest in a daily hot tub escape.
Winter blues are usually caused by a combination of missing the energising effect of longer days of sunlight and feeling stir crazy with less opportunities for getting outdoors in the cold. Combat this with the year-round outdoor retreat that a hot tub in your garden can provide.
In addition to giving you a reason to get up off the sofa and into fresh air, winter time hot tub soaking will rejuvenate you, improving both your health and your mood.
The following health benefits of hot tub soaking will help keep the winter blues at bay:
1) Balancing happy hormones in a hot tub
Studies have shown that soaking in hot water results in a combination of increased blood flow and relaxed breathing, which in turn causes an increase in levels of “happy” hormones like serotonin and dopamine, and a decrease in “stress” hormones like cortisol and epinephrine. This balance in hormones can help to treat the emotional and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
2) Achieving better sleep in a hot tub
The heat of hot tub water naturally raises your core body temperature. As you exit, your body temperature will enter a cooling period. This process mimics the pattern of body temperature changes before and during sleep, which ultimately helps you achieve a deeper sleep. And improved sleep is one of the best weapons you can have to combat stress on an ongoing basis.
3) Take a Break from physical symptoms with a hot tub
Whether your ailment is standard post-workout muscle soreness or advanced arthritis, physical pain understandably takes a toll on mental energy. While your body is healing inside the bubbling water of your hot tub, your mind will be freed from thoughts of pain. Use this opportunity to practice letting go of other mentally draining thoughts, such as work worries or routine responsibilities, and just focus on indulging in the solitude of your back garden oasis
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