Your health shouldn’t suffer just because you’re spending more time at home these days. With the right lifestyle changes, you can make your wellness a top priority in all that you do. Especially when you have an outdoor living space complete with a hot tub from Aqua Paradise. In this article, we’re going to cover some of the best ways to stay healthy while spending more time at home.
Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
Being home is the perfect excuse for a dip in the hot tub. Relaxation begins the moment the warm, jet-driven water hits your toes. As you submerge your shoulders and let go of built up tension, you can feel as the stress leaves your body and energy levels are restored. These are all benefits of the water-based therapeutic technique, hydrotherapy.
By spending 15-20 minutes several times a week inside your hot tub, you can experience the following health benefits:
- Improved sleep patterns
- Reduced stress
- Eased muscle tension
- Soothed joint pain
- More energy
- Improved post-injury recovery
A better approach to healthy living begins with your next hot tub soak.
Get acquainted with your kitchen and healthy cooking. The more time you spend at home, the less time you will spend in a drive-thru line or eating out at a restaurant. Cooking a healthy meal at home gives you the power to decide which ingredients are used and cook it to your liking. Not to mention that it can be a more cost effective option as well, especially for those with a family.
Cooking your own meals can reduce the sodium content in your food, not to mention the chance of it being deep fried or cooked in oil. The more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein that you include in your diet, the better.
As difficult as it can be to pull yourself off the couch, it’s crucial to your health. As we spend more time at home, we miss out on physical activity from trips to the gym and other activities that force us to move, such as long shopping trips at the mall.
Get active by going for a daily walk, jog or hike, swimming, cycling, gardening, doing housework, playing with the kids or pets, or doing an at-home workout. The more physical activity that you can incorporate into your day, the healthier your lifestyle will be.
Regular physical activity can result in an array of health benefits, including but not limited to:
- Weight loss
- Improved balance, flexibility and mobility
- Reduced stress and more relaxation
- Better sleep patterns and more energy
- Better mood
- Improved muscle strength
If you’re the proud owner of a hot tub, you’ll be happy to know that you can bring your workout to the water. While inside a spa, the buoyancy of the water lifts pressure from your muscles and joints, while at the same time adding resistance, ultimately creating a low-impact workout that is more comfortable and effective.
Getting Fresh Air
Creating an outdoor living space in the comfort of your backyard can help you to enjoy the fresh air. Whether you add a hot tub, gazebo or outdoor dining area, being outside can do wonders for your mental and emotional health. From the warmth of the sun and cool breeze, it’s easy to feel relaxed once outside in your backyard.
Living a healthier lifestyle is only the beginning. The installation of a hot tub can change and improve your quality of life in many ways. Enjoy a better backyard living space and more time spent with loved ones, among many other benefits. At Aqua Paradise, our experts can help you find the best hot tub for your lifestyle, no matter your backyard space, budget or preferences. From 6-person hot tubs that can accommodate the family, to two-person units perfect for lovebirds, and more.