Ways to Stay Healthy While at Home
Home can be the starting place of your best health. Forget about expensive gym memberships and driving through traffic to go to your spa. Instead, you can make a few changes to your outdoor space that not only increase the value and enjoyment of your home, but can also help you live a healthier lifestyle. And nothing is a better investment then your good health.
Let’s look at the best ways you can stay healthy right in your own back yard.
1. Treat Stress With a Hot Tub
Learning how to manage your stress level is key to your own good health.
And one of the easiest, not to mention the most enjoyable, ways to do that is with a hot tub. The power duo of heated water and jet massage soothe and relax your body, loosening tight muscles and helping your cares melt away. The customizable jets most spas offer means you can treat yourself to virtually any style of massage you want from Swedish-style to therapeutic to reflexology to a heavenly full-body experience.
Not only can your spa make you feel calm and content, it aids in pain relief, improves your circulation, improves sleep quality and can even increase your flexibility. Is there anything your spa can’t do?
2. Improve Your Fitness in the Water
One of the best full-body workouts around, swimming burns a ton of calories, tones your muscles and, most importantly, makes you stronger. In a pool, you can swim traditional laps. In a swim spa, you swim laps in place and can up the intensity by adjusting the current. Rowing and resistance band training are also options for your swim spa.
Really, though, you can do virtually any land exercise in your pool or swim spa. Some of the best water exercises include jogging, jumping knee tucks, squats and arm exercises with water dumbbells. As an added bonus, aquatic exercise offers increased calorie burn due to the resistance of the water as well as a zero-impact workout which is great for your joint health.
3. Get More Fresh Air With Outdoor Living
Expanding your living space into the back yard is an ideal way to get more fresh air, a key ingredient to your overall wellness.
In fact, fresh air has been proven effective in lowering stress hormones in the body. Even as little as 10 minutes can help, but the more time you can spend outside the better.
While wearing sunscreen and watching UV exposure is important, sunlight has some healing benefits too. It stimulates a chemical in the brain known as serotonin, which helps to regulate mood, appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function.
Whether you buy patio furniture to enjoy time outdoors reading or talking with family and friends or you invest in an outdoor dining set so your family can eat meals in the fresh air, there are many great ways to sneak extra outdoor time into your routine.
If you’re ready to invest in your health, Eden Spas can help. Offering the best in-ground pools and swim spas in Prince George, our focus is always on giving our customers a first-rate experience. Drop in at our showroom to pick up pool supplies or to see what we have in stock.