Immersing the body in water has many physiological effects, which have been reported since nearly the beginning of recorded history.
Aquatic exercise is especially beneficial to arthritis sufferers for several reasons. Water provides a remarkable medium for heat transmission, buoyancy, and resistance, which makes it possible to carry out exercise with minimal stress for those with limited mobility.
February is National Heart Month.
Heart Disease is a serious condition that is the #1 leading cause of death among men and women in the United States.
Scary numbers, but the good news is that with simple lifestyle changes, the risk of heart disease decreases substantially.
Simple steps include proper food choices, an effective exercise program, and stress reduction.
Water exercise in a hot tub will not only make you look better and feel younger; it can also improve your posture, sleep, muscle definition and weight. All these benefits while doing something you enjoy, without ever needing to leave your driveway!
1. Core Strength for Better Posture, Balance and Performance
Walking or jogging in water while keeping a vertical position works your abdominal and lower back muscles at the same time. These are the core muscles that are required for good posture, balance and overall strength.
Resistance exercises like walking in water, are the best types of exercises to strengthen bones and enhance balance and coordination, helping to prevent Osteoporosis and reducing the risk of falls and injuries [Aquatic Fitness Research Journal, 2005, Volume 2, Number 1].
The Aquicisor Fitness Hot Tub by Thermospa is the deepest hot tub available, so it’s ideal for walking and jogging with full body water immersion and getting those core muscles toned.
I love to swim, should I get a pool or a swim spa hot tub?
One major difference between a pool and a hot tub is the ability to use a hot tub outdoors all year long. If you live in an environment where there are cold winters, this is especially important. You can use your hot tub 12 months out of the year, whereas with a pool you get an average of 3 months use out of the year. Not to mention the space efficiency of a hot tub vs. a pool. A Swim Spa hot tub can be used like a pool, with the option to swim all year long, and it takes up much less space than a pool. In addition, a hot tub requires less chemicals, making the maintenance less expensive and more Eco-friendly.
The most notable disadvatages of owning a pool are:
- limited seasonal use
- large space requirements
- expensive building code regulations
- timely maintenance
- expensive upkeep and negative effect to home’s resale value