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If you’re a regular Hot Tub Time Machine fan, you know that there are many reasons to spend time in a hot tub. It’s true that the majority of these reasons involve watching Michael Cera and co-stars make total fools of themselves while trying to do something as simple as dancing at prom or going on a date with someone they’re interested in. But while I can’t promise that spending time in a hot tub will help you get better at dating or improve your dancing skills, it can definitely improve your health. The question is: How does soaking in water heated up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 Celsius) make my muscles feel like jelly? Let’s dive into some of the health benefits associated with taking baths or showers at temperatures higher than normal—and why those benefits might be worth it!
A hot tub can reduce pain in muscles and joints.
In a hot tub, you can soak your muscles and joints in warm water. This will help reduce pain and stiffness. You may find that after soaking in the hot tub, you have more energy and strength to work out. Hot tubs can also help with muscle fatigue and muscle aches. If you have a sore muscle or joint, soaking in the hot tub can provide relief from pain caused by injury or overuse of joints.
A warm soak after a workout helps loosen your body and speed recovery time.
Soaking in a hot tub after a workout or strenuous activity is one of the best ways to relax your muscles and body. Hot water helps loosen you up, which can help reduce muscle soreness, tension and stress.
A warm soak is also beneficial for your heart and circulatory system because it increases blood flow (which delivers more oxygen to muscles), dilates blood vessels (to improve circulation), decreases inflammation (to speed recovery) and improves sleep quality.
When you’re relaxing in a hot tub, your parasympathetic nervous system kicks into gear—this is the part of your nervous system that controls digestion and relaxation. When this happens it triggers the release of endorphins that make you feel happy!
A hot tub can improve sleep quality.
A hot tub can improve sleep quality.
If you’ve ever tried to fall asleep in a bathtub, you know how relaxing it can be. The warm water helps relax the body and mind, which can help soothe stress and anxiety. A hot tub may even help with insomnia if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. If you’re struggling with insomnia due to stress or anxiety (or any other reason), then soaking in a hot tub might be just what you need to get some much-needed rest!
A hot tub can improve flexibility.
The improved flexibility you’ll experience in a hot tub is due to the increased blood flow throughout your body. As you soak, the increased blood flow will enable you to get deeper into stretching positions, making it easier for your muscles to lengthen and relax. When you stretch after a workout or while in a hot tub, it increases the range of motion in your joints and muscles so they can be even more flexible when stretched.
The key to safe and effective stretching is to work slowly and gentle on both sides of your body. Never bounce or jerk around while stretching – just hold each position for several seconds until there’s no more tension left in that muscle group before moving on to another one. The best way I know how to explain this process is by showing you a video we made here at our shop:
Soaking in a hot tub is good for your heart.
The benefits of soaking in a hot tub are numerous, and they’re not just limited to your skin. In fact, they can even benefit your heart and blood circulation.
Hot tubs help lower blood pressure, stress levels and cholesterol levels as well as heart rate and risk of heart disease.
In conclusion, there are many benefits to using a hot tub. Not only does it relax your body and mind, but it also has been shown to improve sleep quality and flexibility as well. In addition, soaking in warm water after a workout helps loosen up tight muscles and speeds recovery time. The warmth of a hot tub also helps relax tense muscles so that you can de-stress from everyday life.