The Benefits of Hot Tubs in Our Mental Health
We are already aware of the physical health benefits we can get from soaking in hot tubs. But we don’t talk much about the benefits it can bring to our mental health. The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of so many people. Now is the time that we should be taking care of our health more than ever. Let’s see how hot tubs can help to manage our mental health and wellbeing. This might inspire you to make use of your hot tub that has been sleeping in your garden for ages now.
Too much workload and other factors can make us feel very stressed and anxious. The powerful massage jets from your hot tub can help relieve the stress and tension in your muscles.
The research conducted by the Washington State University found out that immersing in hot water for 15-20 will put your body in a deep relaxation state. The cooling period that our body experiences after getting out of the hot water also gives us a better night’s sleep, which results in a better state of mind.
As we spend time relaxing in our hot tubs, our blood flow increases, and breathing relaxes. This increases the level of serotonin and dopamine (happy hormones) in our brains. At the same time, the level of epinephrine and cortisol (stress hormones) decreases. This rebalancing in our hormones is a fantastic aid against stress, anxiety, and depression.
According to the research made by physiologist Steve Faulkner, an hour spent in hot water can burn up to 140 calories, which is equal to a half-hour walk. If you do some post-walk hot tub sessions, your muscle relaxes, and your blood flow improves. If you are looking to burn some calories while relieving stress at the same time, you should consider soaking in the hot tub.
Developing a good relationship
Many families and groups of friends spend time together while soaking in hot tubs to develop and maintain good relationships. Socializing and developing good relationships is excellent for mental health. Why not invite some of your friends or family members to come and have some good, substantial conversation over some drinks.
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