There are a lot of ways to keep your heart healthy, including exercise, diet and a good nights sleep…but did you also know that a hot tub can also contribute to a healthy heart?
The American Heart Association says 78 million Americans suffer from high blood pressure and more than 83 million have cardiovascular disease. Warm water immersion and hot tub therapy may help lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular efficiency and reduce stress hormones sending your body into an idyllic state of balance and relaxation.
In order for our bodies to function optimally, they continually strive to reach a physiological state of balance (homeostasis). Warm water immersion allows this balanced state to happen naturally. By stepping into your hot tub, warm water compresses the body causing blood to disperse and increase in volume. When blood volume increases, our heart responds by pumping more blood with each beat. The affect is a 30% increase in cardiac output, similar to the cardiac output seen with light exercise. Simply put, by sitting in your hot tub, you are exercising your heart and increasing your cardiovascular efficiency. With more blood being circulated throughout the body, your arterial arteries relax, lowering your blood pressure.*
In addition to lowering your blood pressure, soaking in warm water increases blood circulation to the brain, lungs, kidneys and muscles in the body. As part of long-term strategy for improving your health, soaking daily in a spa is an easy, convenient way to feel great.
As part of long-term strategy for improving your health, soaking daily in a spa is an easy, convenient way to feel great.
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