Owning a hot tub is enjoyable 365 days of the year, but there’s something extra special to be said about using a hot tub during the winter months in Wisconsin. Among other things, there is the experience itself, the health benefits for you, and the health of your hot tub.
The Winter Hot Tub Experience
Think about it. It’s cold outside. You’ve made your way from the warmth of your house, through the crisp air, to your hot tub. You’ve slipped into the bubbling water, and you’re watching the steam slowly rise as the sun sets. Twenty minutes later, you’re enjoying the beautiful night sky. What could be better than that?
Your Health Benefits
If you’ve been enjoying some winter activities like sledding or skiing, it’s time to jump in your hot tub! If you’ve been building snowmen or igloos or having snowball fights with the kids, it’s time to jump in your hot tub! And if you’ve been busting your hump and shoveling snow, it’s most certainly time to jump in your hot tub!
Using a hot tub can help you safely prepare for a workout during the winter months. Soaking in a hot tub in colder weather can help you release tension to avoid strains before your workout, and it can help soothe aching muscles after a workout.
What happens to you physically when you submerge yourself in a hot tub? Several things and all of them are good! For one thing, passive heat has been shown to reduce blood pressure. Hot tubs are good for your heart! Passive heat has also been shown to decrease the potential for heart attack and stroke, especially in males.
Spending time in a hot tub decreases inflammation – including chronic inflammation. And for all of you calorie counters, check it out: you can burn calories, just sitting there in a hot tub! Relaxing in a hot tub for 30 minutes burns 140 calories! That’s almost 1,000 a week!
The Health of Your Hot Tub
When cold weather arrives, you can’t just turn your hot tub off and forget about it! If you do, there is a really good chance your hot tub will not turn on in the spring, or if it does, it will do so with much less power and efficiency. For the health of your hot tub, you have to keep the pumps running on a regular basis.
For the health of your hot tub, it should be kept at 90 degrees year-round. And if you’re going to keep it that warm, you might as well keep it up and running, right?! Especially since you have to take the cover off periodically to check on it anyway. What better way to check on your hot tub than turning the temperature up 12 degrees and taking a dip?
Although owning a hot tub is great year-round, using a hot tub during the winter months is just a little extra special! There’s the winter experience itself, many health benefits for you and your family, and the health of your hot tub.
If you would like to look at one of our hot tubs, if you need hot tub accessories, or if you have questions about hot tubs, stop in one of our convenient locations in Steven’s Point, Rhinelander, or Schofield.