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Benefits of Exercising in your hot tub

You may not think of a hot tub as a place to get fit & in-shape, but there are a ton of hydro-therapeutic exercises you can do to get in shape for this summer’s bathing suit season!

The website PoolLife recently shared some hot tub exercises that will help you get in shape, no matter the size of your hot tub!

Here is a recap of the benefits of exercising in your hot tub:

 

1. Relax muscles and increase flexibility

To help decrease muscle tightness and increase flexibility, perform standing calf raises, neck circles and shoulder shrugs for 10 seconds. Repeat each exercise three times.

2. Increase weight loss

Exercising in warm water lessens the impact on your body and relaxes the muscles around the joints.

Try modified standing jumps, seated squats, and step-ups using the spa seat to increase heart rate and burn more calories.

3. Alleviate arthritis pain

Individuals with arthritis move more easily in water than on land.

Start with a simple stretching routine, and then try balancing on one leg, side bends and the standing arm swim

4. Improve muscle tone and decrease cellulite

When you exercise in a hot tub, your body temperature rises, which causes blood vessels to dilate and promotes better circulation.

To burn more calories and improve muscle tone, try standing calf raises, marching in place and push-ups on the ledge of the spa.

Always consult your Doctor before starting any exercise program! 

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