While physical activity and diet remain the most widely publicised method for weight loss, you can also eliminate body fats with the help of a hot spa. A relaxing soak in your hot tub can help you to achieve and maintain weight loss! An hour in a hot tub can burn the same number of calories as a half-hour walk.
An hour in a hot tub can burn the same number of calories as a half-hour walk. The hot water can increase energy expenditure as much as 80%, and is known as passive heating and has been proven to improve cardio-metabolic health.
There are numerous water based cardio activities you can add to your fitness routine that will help shed weight. These include water based walking and jogging, resistance work against the spas jets, and full blown water water aerobics. These forms of exercise will burn calories and enhance flexibility. All from the comfort of your own home.
Aquatic exercises have been shown to burn as much as 500 calories in an hour! And by adding weights to your water workouts this can be increased even more. Your hot spa will help can accomplish your weight loss goals while being the most relaxing time of your day.
Exercising in water is also a great way to keep fit. It's easier on joints than gym workouts and will increase your strength, speed, and agility at the same time.
A well known benefit from regular time in hit spas is a better night sleep. And getting a good night’s sleep is perhaps one of the best strategies for maintaining a healthy weight.
A study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed sleep-deprived individuals consumed more than 300 more calories per day than individuals who consistently got a good night’s sleep.
Enjoying your hot tub regularly combined with a good night’s sleep and a healthy lifestyle will help your manage stress, lose weight and stay relaxed.
Hot water immersion also encourages the release of dopamine. This chemical reduces stress and promotes alertness. You will feel better naturally and be more likely to remain on track with your health and well being goals.
Remember you may sweat more than you realise in a spa, so make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids before and after your spa session.
And please always remember to consult your doctor if you have pre-exisiting health conditions.