A change in the seasons means a change in our routines and lifestyle too. As the temperatures drop we’re more inclined to conserve energy, more concerned about staying healthy and more likely to want to hibernate. If you’re lucky enough to have a hot tub at home then there are lots of ways to use it to better enjoy the winter season this year.
Throw a hot tub party
Winter parties have a tendency to be the same old format – if you want to throw a really memorable social event for the festive season this year then a hot tub party is ideal. Inviting friends and family over and getting warm and toasty together in the hot tub can be a unique way to celebrate the festive period, as well as your friendships and close family bonds. There are lots of hot tub accessories available to make your party even more fun, from lights to music.
Warm up in your hot tub
In the depths of winter when the weather gets seriously cold, warming up can be difficult to do. A hot tub provides a swift and soothing way to instantly thaw out frozen toes and cold hands and to give your circulation a boost if the cold weather is making you feel sluggish.
Risk of injury can rise during the winter, whether that’s during a workout or simply when going about every day life. The hydrotherapy element of your hot tub can have a positive impact on your body when it’s cold, helping to prepare it for exercise without injury and providing a way to help soothe and release tight muscles.
How to enjoy your hot tub in cold weather
- Stay in for 20 minutes. If you’re blissfully warm and cosy then it may be tempting to stay in for longer but this is the optimum time, especially if you’re stepping out into severe cold.
- Drink plenty of water. Your body still needs to be hydrated even without the heat of the summer sun. You can sweat while in a hot tub so make sure that you replace the lost fluids by drinking water when you get out.
- Keep up the maintenance on your hot tub. Even if you’re using the hot tub less during the winter months, make sure you still change the water on schedule, keep it clean and monitor the water levels.
- A good cover is essential. That’s particularly so if the hot tub is outside. Not only will it help to keep the water clean but it will contribute to maintaining the temperature inside the hot tub too.
- Create an outdoor spa space. From towel rails and heated flooring through to heating lamps there is plenty that you can do to enhance an outdoor hot tub area to make it into a blissful spa space throughout the winter months.