The Benefits Of Regularly Using A Hot Tub
Hot tubs and spas can be the ideal way to relax after a long day of work and more and more people are installing them in their homes. After all, nearly fifteen percent of regular hot tub users consider their hot tub time to be their alone time, and soaking in a hot tub alone is far more feasible when it is privately owned, making it unlikely for unwelcome additions to the tub. In fact, the majority of all hot tub owners said that they purchased a hot tub in order to both relax and, in the process of relaxing, relieve stress, which is often necessary after a long week or even after a particularly long day.
Regular hot tub use has been linked to a number of health benefits as well, such as in cases of insomnia. If a person afflicted by insomnia uses a hot tub right before bed, they are considerably more likely to be able to sleep decently throughout the night. In fact, nearly half of all hot tub owners and regular users said that they preferred to soak in their hot tub directly before going to bed in hopes of promoting a good night’s sleep. Regular hot tub use can also be beneficial for those suffering from chronic muscle as well as joint pain, as submerging your body in water means that you only feel ten percent of your total body weight. This means that, combined with the heat of a hot tub, a good deal of pressure can be lifted off of aching joints. Finally, regular hot tub usage can even be used to help manage more serious conditions such as type II diabetes. Studies have shown that just by soaking for a mere thirty minutes every day, people with type II diabetes were better able to control their plasma sugar levels as well as better monitor their weight and prevent additional weight gain, crucial for the management of type II diabetes.
Once you have bought your own personal hot tub, providing regular maintenance and service to it is key. A hot tub that is provided routine maintenance and is of a high quality can last as long as twenty years, but without regular maintenance is likely to degrade much more quickly and over a considerably shorter period of time. Proper maintenance on your hot tub can even help to reduce overall maintenance and energy costs typically expended. For instance, purchasing and using a hot tub cover, even one of a lower value, can help to reduce your overall hot tub heating costs by as much as seventy five percent. This is compared to the heating costs you would pay for an open and exposed hot tub, where heat can easily escape when it is not in use.
Owning a hot tub can be a great and even life changing experience for many people. Not only do hot tubs lend themselves easily and naturally to the purposes of relaxation and stress relief, they can also be effectively used to supplement treatment for a number of chronic medical conditions, ranging from insomnia to arthritis to even something like type II diabetes. However, in order to keep your hot tub in the best possible shape for as long as possible (which can, if properly taken care of, be for as long as two decades) it is crucial that regular maintenance and servicing is done on the hot tub to avoid any problems that may have otherwise emerged.