Simple Hot Tub Exercises

The Health Benefits of hot tubs are numerous, and the the warmth & buoyancy of the hot tub water makes it a very inviting place to exercise! Read about some other reasons why it's good to exercise in a hot tub. And then get to exercising! Here are a few hot tub exercises we like: Warm Ups Do three to five repetitions of each warm up: Side bends: Put hands on hips. Bend from the waist on one side, then come back up. Repeat on the other side. Shoulder shrugs: Raise one or both shoulders up toward the ears. Lower and repeat. Arm circles: Extend arms out at both sides. Rotate arms forward, then in reverse. Torso rotations: Stand with feet shoulder-width apart and toes turned slightly out. Rotate to your left side. Then rotate to your right side. Exercises
Next, try these exercises: Bicycle: Sit on the edge of a hot tub seat and support yourself by a grab bar holding on to the seat. Lift up your legs & rotate them in slow bicylce movements, keeping your stomach taught. Start at a slow pace- try 20 to begin- and add more and more repitions each time you soak Jack-knifes: Again sit on the edge of the hot tub seat & support yourself. Keeping your stomach taught, bend your legs and bring them up to your chest almost making a ball. Next extend your legs opposite side of the tub, arching your back a bit. Make sure you are using your stomach muscles & not your back muscles Start with 2 sets of 25 and increase each time you soak! Side Leg Extensions: Sitting in the same position of the tub and supporting yourself slightly, extend my legs straight out. With a taught stomach, spread both legs out with pointed toes. As you bring your legs back together, flex your feet. The resistance of the water works to strengthen and tone the muscles. Start small, with 2 sets of 25 Remember that you can become overheated in a hot tub, especially when you're exercising, so stay hydrated & don't work out for very long! What exercises have you tried in your hot tub? Share in the comments! Source 1 and Source 2

Exercise in a hot tub?

You bought your hot tub to relax, right? Have you ever considered that your hot tub might also be a great place for a work out!? It is! Here are a few reasons why:
  • The Warmth & buoyancy of hot tub water make it a safe ideal environment for relieving pain & stiffness in your muscles & joints, even pain from arthritis!*
  • When you immerse yourself in warm water, your body temperature rises, increasing circulation in and dilating your blood vessels
  • As compared to running or other traditional exercises, excercising in a hot tub is a very gentle way to work your joints & muscles
  • Water can act as resistance to help build muscle strength.
There are so many Health Benefits of Hot Tubs. We love the relaxing part about hot tubs, but why not consider incorporating your hot tub in your exercise routine?

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*According to the Arthritis Foundation

Hot Tub Benefits: INFOGRAPHIC

We found this really cool Infographic about the benefits of a hot tub and wanted to share it with you all!

It really surprised me to learn that 80% of American suffer from chronic back or knee pain! (If the infographic is too small for you to read, view the graphic in your browser by clicking here)
benefits of a hot tub infographic
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Infographic developed by Swimtown Pool Supplies

Hot Tubs and the Common Cold

Bless you!
With cold & flu season just around the corner, people are always looking for extra ways to stay healthy during the cold months.

Did you know your hot tub has health benefits beyond just a fun place for the family to congregate and a relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine?

Here are a few tips to use your hot tub to ward off a winter cold:

1. Bump up the Heat:

Raising your body temperature by soaking in hot water can help your body fight multiplying cold germs.  Generally you want to keep the tempearture below 104 degrees or the manufacturer's recommended temperature. Slowly ease yourself into the hot water- it might sting at first- but the hotter the temperature the more you'll sweat, ridding your body of the cold & flu toxins (And all that Sweat? Good thing our hot tubs have great filtration!

2. But Make sure the hot tub is sanitized:

You don't want to make yourself feel worse by getting into dirty hot tub water, so make sure to check (or have a healthy friend or family member check) the water's balance. Never get into a hot tub if it looks or smells dirty!

3. Soak Often:

It's okay to soak as often as you'd like while you're feeling under the weather. Medical professionals suggest staying in a hot tub for no more than 20 minutes at a time. So go from the couch to the tub and back to the couch, as many times as you feel up to it!

4. Stay hydrated:

Even when you're not feeling sick, a hot tub can quickly dehydrate your system, especially with the temperature as high as 104. So make sure you stay hydrated with plenty of water while you're hot-tubbing!

Here's to a healthy hot-tubbing winter season!