What is the optimum time to spend in your hot tub?

Have you ever thought about how long you spend in your hot tub? Let’s face it, a hot tub is such a relaxing experience that you might entirely lose track of how long you’re in there every time you get in. However, depending on the experience that you’re looking to have, there’s an optimum amount of time to spend in those warm, relaxing bubbles…

Type 2 diabetes therapy

Recent studies have shown that regular use of a hot tub can actually help those coping with Type 2 diabetes. How? Because the effects of the hot tub help to lower blood sugar. If this is the reason that you’re using your hot tub then the optimum time to spend in it is 30 minutes a day – that’s the amount of time that has been shown to work by all the studies. When you leave after 30 minutes make sure you stand up and get out slowly so you don’t ruin the effects of that wonderful soak.

Sleep therapy

No one is suggesting you go to sleep in the hot tub – in fact, please don’t do that. However, there is a lot of evidence to show that spending time in a hot tub can help to solve sleep issues. The increase in body temperature you’ll get from sitting in a hot tub, plus the weightlessness caused by the buoyancy of the bubbles and the water, can pave the way for a beautiful night’s sleep. If you’re looking to sleep deeper then try 20 minutes in the hot tub before bed and see if you don’t have a night full of sweet shut eye.

Hydrotherapy

Regular use of a hot tub can have a very therapeutic effect on every body. The warm water opens up blood vessels and reduces blood pressure while the impact of sitting in the water can help to take the pressure off joints. To get the full benefits of the hydrotherapy impact of the hot tub it is best used every day for somewhere between 15 and 30 minutes.

Pregnancy

Sitting in a hot tub can have all kinds of positive effects on the pregnant body, particularly if you’re suffering from a lot of aches and pains at whatever the stage you’re at. Weightlessness in the water can also be a huge relief if you’re really feeling the impact of carrying around the extra weight of a little human. The optimum time for pregnant women to use the hot tub is 20 minutes – 30 minutes maximum.

Relaxation and chill

Let’s be honest, the main reason most of us purchase a hot tub is because of the impact it has on making us take a step back and relax. Whether you’ve had a bad day or you’re just coming to the end of a very long week, some time in the hot tub can soothe both body and mind. The optimum time for a relaxing soak is 25-30 minutes. Any less and you might not get the full wonderfully relaxing effects.

Find out more about the benefits of hot tub use by getting in touch with The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company today on 0208 300 4003.

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