You may only think that you can lose weight through diet and exercise. However, there is some hidden truth that a hot tub can help to lose weight. There are so many benefits of relaxing in a hot tub that we would like to share with you first before we tell you how a hot tub is beneficial for weight loss.
- Provides Anxiety and Stress Relief
- Lowers Blood Pressure and Diabetic Blood Sugar Levels
- Minimizes Pain Associated with Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Reduces Joint Inflammation and Restores Loss of Flexibility in Muscles
- Relief from Fibromyalgia Symptoms
- Helps Lower Back Pain
- Get a Better Nights Sleep
And Oh, Yes . . .
If you are looking to lose weight incorporating a hot tub into your diet plan is well worth it. The most important thing for weight loss is burning fat. Exercise and diet certainly can burn that fat away. A hot tub alone may only burn 15 calories per 15 minutes because heat causes your heart to pump faster; however, there are other advantages to your lifestyle that a hot tub will help where you will be burning calories and not even realizing it.
Did you know that stress causes weight gain? When we become stressed, our bodies release cortisol, which alters our immune system and suppresses our digestive system. When cortisol, the primary stress hormone, is released within our bodies, we are at an increased risk of many health issues, one being weight gain.
Hot tubs can lower stress levels, therefore, can help you to lose weight. Soaking in hot water opens pores and detoxifies your mind and body while removing toxins from your skin. The hydromassage also enables dopamine in your brain to be released. Our bodies make dopamine and our nervous system uses it to transmit messages between nerve and cells. Dopamine plays a role in how we think. It is referred to as the “happy feel-good neurotransmitter, so when it is released our minds become happy, relaxed, and focused. With all of this happening anxiety and stress are being reduced and cortisol is not being released therefore preventing weight gain.
We all know that to diet and get the best results, we need to be disciplined and focused. As a hot tub removes toxins and releases dopamine in your brain, you become more relaxed and happier. You will feel better; therefore, focusing on your lifestyle or complete diet plan will be easier. Discipline and focus are vital in all of our lives as well as to any diet plan!
If you want to get a bit more out of your diet plan and hot tub, think about adding exercises while in the hot tub. Simple stretches, light cardio, leg kicks, and arm exercises are all great. You can even add some weights.
Do you want to learn more about hot tubs? Get in touch with us at Skovish Pools & Spas. We can help you learn more about hot tubs and to decide which type and style is best for you. We have 2 store locations if you would like to stop in.