Did you know that hot tubs improve your immune system? Really! Twenty minutes in the hot tub every day — an activity you already enjoy — can boost your immune system and help you ward off colds and flu. This year has emphasized the importance of a hardy immune system, but you know what winter is like. If your immune system has any weaknesses, cold weather will surely point them out! That’s why you should get a hot tub now to ward off colds and flu all winter long.
Boosting Your Immune System on Multiple Fronts
First, hot tub hydrotherapy offers a direct attack. The heat raises your core temperature which boosts white blood cell production. As a reminder, white blood cells are the ones that fight off viruses and bacteria, helping you avoiding catching an illness.
Also, the hot water increases your blood circulation and stimulates your lymphatic system. As you soak, the heat dilates your blood vessels so you get an extra rush of blood flow through your system. All of these things help power your immune system.
Your hot tub helps on other fronts too, by improving conditions that can comprise your immune system: like chronic stress and sleep deprivation. There’s a lot to be said for the relaxing environment of your hot tub. Just sliding into the warm water, away from life’s problems can make you feel like your stress is easing. But those benefits are cellular deep, too. When you are in the hot tub, the heat actually lowers cortisol. Using the hot tub also stimulates your circadian rhythm, helping you get better sleep.
For all these reasons, and more, hot tub hydrotherapy can boost your immune system to protect you from colds and flu. And unlike exercising or taking cod liver oil (other common ways of boosting the immune system), using your hot tub is an immunity aid that you’ll love every second of. Are you ready for a hot tub of your own? Let’s talk!