When the seasons change it can be a challenging time. Whether you suffer from SAD or you’re just someone who doesn’t appreciate the UK’s winter weather, it’s important to find new ways to cope. Small lifestyle adjustments, such as the use of a hot tub, can make a big difference to life for many people. If you’re considering a hot tub for your home there are 5 good reasons to use it this winter.
1. Getting some relief from the cold
If you’re the kind of person who just can’t get warm during the winter then regular dips in a hot tub could help. Hot tub use can boost circulation and ensure that your blood is pumping healthily around the body, even to your extremities. If you’re not well then a hot tub can provide relief there too – a quick soak may clear your sinuses and help to encourage better breathing.
2. A winter skin workout
Dry, dull skin is something that many people suffer from during the winter months. If you have access to a hot tub then the experience can upgrade the way your skin looks and feels. The heat and steam from the hot tub will open pores and make you sweat, helping to detoxify your skin and leave it looking healthy and plump.
3. Essential recovery
It’s at this time of year that many of us are prone to strains and sprains, overdoing it in the gym or just not being warm enough to work out in the first place. A hot tub can be a great way to aid recovery from injury, especially given the weightlessness of the water which can take the pressure of gravity off. Plus, even a short half an hour soak in your hot tub can help to relieve aching muscles. And if you want to ensure that you’re fully warmed up before you start any activity, schedule in a quick soak prior to each workout too.
4. Managing stress
From end of year deadlines to coping with an influx of family for seasonal celebrations there are plenty of reasons why your stress levels might start to shoot up during the winter months. Taking half an hour out each day to relax in your hot tub can be essential when it comes to better stress management. Not only is this a space that you can reserve for your own peace and quiet but, thanks to the water, it also has to be phone and device free - giving you valuable time away from screen glare.
5. Winter celebrations
The winter season is full of opportunities for exciting celebrations. If you want to mark those moments with a memorable experience this year then use your hot tub. From Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve moments, the hot tub can provide a great space for them all.
A hot tub is a fantastic option to have in the winter months and offers a lot of benefits, both health and lifestyle related.