The Many Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

by Jun 4, 2024

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Hot tubs don’t just make your house the go-to place for having fun with friends and family; they’re also known to provide many different benefits that aid in improving your health.

In this article, we will be outlining the wide array of mental and physical advantages provided by spas and All-Weather Pools.

Hot Tub Health Benefits

Various scientific studies indicate that soaking in a hot tub can profoundly impact multiple aspects of your health. A study published by the National Library of Medicine had participants submerge themselves in hot water compatible with the standard temperature range of spas, for two weeks straight. The results of these studies found improved scores on the participant’s self-reported health, skin conditions, fatigue, stress, body pain and even their frequency of smiling.

Reported health, skin condition, and smile factors rose by an average of 11.5%, while factors such as fatigue, stress, and pain decreased by an average of 12.5%.

Strength and Cardio Benefits

Another study published in the National Library of Medicine found that four weeks of training with hot water immersion could support positive effects on maximal isometric force (strength) and V02 max (aerobic fitness level). Therefore, if you want to maximize your athletic potential, dipping into a hot tub for at least 20 minutes after your last training session during the day can help build strength while improving your cardiovascular abilities.

Heart Benefits

A research article published by BMJ followed 30,076 people from 1990 to 2009, finding that people who regularly utilized hot water therapy had a lower risk of cardiovascular diseases. Furthermore, studies conducted by Harvard Medical School interprets the previous research mentioned, concluding that people participating in daily hot water exposure (typically between 104 and 107 degrees Fahrenheit) had a 28% lower risk of cardiovascular disease and a 26% lower risk of stroke.

Hot tub health benefits are a real thing. Although not commonly researched, various publications suggest multiple benefits that tubbing can bring to your health, such as lower pain, fatigue, stress, and risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The benefits of hot tubs don’t stop there, as they can also increase your strength and cardiovascular ability. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions and consult with a healthcare professional if you have any health concerns.