What’s better than sitting in a hot tub in the summer? Sitting in a hot tub in the winter! Most people forget about their hot tubs when the cold weather hits but there are many benefits to using a hot tub in the winter, including everything from keeping you from getting sick to improving your exercise routine.
- Soothe Aching Muscles
In the winter our posture often changes because we spend so much time slouching in sweaters and under blankets. We also shovel snow and cause other stress on our muscles. If you’ve ever gotten a sore neck from standing outside in the cold or felt back pain from doing something as calming as watching TV on the couch, a soak in the hot tub can soothe those aching muscles.
- Enjoy the Winter Sunshine
Because the days are shorter in the winter, we often neglect the outdoors, but there are still beautiful sunny days in the wintertime and they are perfect for a soak in the hot tub. Additionally, taking a soak on a sunny winter’s day can help you beat those winter blues. You’re getting fresh air and the vitamin D your skin needs to stay healthy. Remember to wear sunscreen because even though it’s cold outside, the sun’s rays will still find you and you risk getting sunburned.
- De-stress After a Long Day
After a hard day of work, take a dip in the hot tub to relax. Soaking for 30 minutes at the end of the day will help you forget about your troubles and make getting to sleep a whole lot easier. We tend to stress out more over the holiday season so a relaxing time in the hot tub after a long day of gift buying can lower our stress levels.
- Fight Colds
Many of us get sick in the winter but did you know that a soak in your hot tub can actually fight colds? The hot water can clear your sinuses and relax your chest and lungs. On the other hand, if you have a fever, do not go for a dip in your hot tub because it could lead to dizziness.
- Improve Your Winter Workout
Many people forgo working out in the winter because they don’t have the desire to go to the gym or want to exercise outside. Even if you don’t have a treadmill or elliptical machine at your disposal and have little interest in going to the gym, you should still stay active when it’s cold out. Challenge yourself to go for a run outside. You don’t have to run for hours but stay out there as long as you can. Afterwards, take a dip in the hot tub to reward yourself for a great workout. Eventually, you’ll want to exercise daily in the winter because of the soothing hot tub soak afterwards.