Hot Tubs Preventing Preventable Illnesses



Hot tubs are features in many places in America. They are featured in up-scale gyms where a sauna is a must for clients and consumers. They are featured in Aspen ski resorts as a way to relax after a hard work on the slopes. They are featured in back yards, where families have their personal hot tub to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends.

There are many statistics surrounding hot tubs. They can last 20 years or more if well-constructed. There are more than 7.3 million hot tubs in the United States, according to a study conducted by Pool and Spa Marketing. Nearly 21 million U.S. households owned a spa, pool, or hot tub as of spring 2014.

There are even statistics about the owners of hot tubs. 14.8% of hot tub owners prefer to soak alone, considering it their “alone time.” 83.9% of hot tub owners purchased their tub with the primary purpose of relaxing and relieving stress. Almost 45% of hot tub owners prefer to take a soak right before bedtime.

And the majority of hot tub owners prefer a water temperature between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

It is possible that hot tubs have the ability to relax an owner or whoever is sitting in them. The comfort of the jets, the hot, bubbly water, the ease and buoyancy of the water, all combine to create a sense of ease and relaxation. There are numerous ways a hot tub can help ease stress and promote better health. They are…

Relieving mental stress and anxiety

Hot tubs relieve mental stress and anxiety. The answer to this is fairly straightforward. Hot tubs have hot water with the jets. Hot water drains the body of stress, relaxing it, soothing aches and pains. The hot water draws the pain away from the body, causing muscles to breath again.

A person can relax in a hot tub. For however long they are in the hot tub, they can forget about the worries of pressure and whatever concerns they have. The physical relaxation can give way to mental relaxation, as stress is slowly dissipated in the hot tub. Anxiety tends to become more mellowed in this state.

Helps relieve diabetes symptoms

Recent studies in the New England Journal of Medicine show that people with Type 2 Diabetes had an easier time controlling plasma sugar levels and weight when they soaked in hot water for 30 minutes a day, six days every week. It is possible that the buoyancy of the water and the temperature levels help alleviate diabetes symptoms.

Diabetes symptoms are caused by an influx of sugar that the insulin producer cannot match. It is a disease (Type II) that is influenced by diet full of sugar and processed foods. The temperature and buoyancy can alleviate some of those diabetes illnesses.

Helps relieve high blood pressure

A hot tub provides warm water and jets and buoyancy, three crucial factors in helping to relive hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure. High blood pressure is caused by many factors, including eating a fatty, processed food diet, lack of circulation, stress, and others.

A hot tub, because of the warm water and the buoyancy, helps with the circulation issues people experience with high blood pressure. The warm water causes the body to relax and the buoyancy allows for the person to essentially exist in “zero-gravity.” This can aid circulation issues as well and lower blood pressure.

Hot tubs and spas are helpful in reducing the symptoms of many illnesses, including diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis and more. Owners may find that they experience a reduction in stress during a soak in the hot tub, and some owners seem to be finding that important, given the statistics.

There are service issues with hot tubs, as hot tub service and maintenance is often necessary from time to time to keep the hot tub up and running. Hot tub service and maintenance can be expensive or cheap depending on the type of mechanic the owner is using and the price they are requiring.

Hot tub service and maintenance is necessary, especially over a 20 year period. The jets may go out, the warm water turns cold, or the general system has a malfunction. Hot tub service and maintenance is helpful.