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Benefits of Hot Tubs in the Winter

hot tub in the winter snowWinter is upon us! ‘Tis the season to use your hot tub and enjoy the benefits that soaking can provide.

If you’re wondering about how hot tubbing can help you in the winter (and any other time of the year!), we’ve put together a list of just that:

Staying Warm

Temperatures are dropping, and a hot soak is the perfect way to warm up. A hot tub or spa allows you to enjoy the winter environment without the need for layers of clothing. No need for boots, heavy socks, and huge sweaters! Just watch the snow fall, breathe the crisp, cool air and appreciate the winter sunshine all from the comfort of your hot tub.

Healthier Skin

Who knew hot tubbing could also be beneficial to your skincare routine? That’s right! The heat from the water can actually help open your pores, unclogging them which leads to better and clearer skin. In some cases, people may experience dry skin after soaking. This can be easily remedied by moisturizing after showering off. In general, the winter season also makes it more likely for people to get dry skin so don’t forget to moisturize!

Cold Relief

Colder weather can sometimes cause the sniffles! If you get a cold, soaking in the hot tub can help clear your sinuses. It can also relax your chest and lungs for improved breathing. However, if you have a fever, soaking may not be the best idea as it can continue to raise your body temperature and can cause dizziness. Always remember to consult your physician to see what’s best for you.

Winter Workout

Too cold to bundle up and make the trek to the gym? Hot tubbing is a great alternative! There are plenty of hot tub exercises you can do so you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your home. From arm exercises to leg exercises, you can complete a full body workout without worry. After you’re done, just relax in the hot tub to soothe your muscles!

Workout Recovery

If you already finished your work out at the gym, the hot tub is still the perfect go-to for muscle recovery! Even just a 30-minute soak can help relieve muscle aches and tensions. After working out and going back into the cold weather, your body will appreciate the warm temperatures.

Holiday Celebration

No winter hot tubbing is complete without some celebrating! Ring in the holidays by throwing a party! It’s an easy way to entertain your guests, and they’ll love warming up in the cold weather. Bake some cookies, heat up some apple cider, and don’t forget marshmallows for hot chocolate. If you have a fire pit, making s’mores is also the perfect bonding activity. Have holiday music playing in the background, and you’re all set!

Stress Relief

While the winter season can be a time for celebrating, it can also be stressful! From wrapping up the work year to holiday shopping and party planning, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. It’s important to take time off for yourself to relax and relieve stress. The hot tub is a wonderful place for meditation or spending time with loved ones, leaving all your worries behind. Don’t hesitate to try breathing exercises or simply massaging your temples while enjoying the jets on your body.

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