Ways to Stay Healthy While at Home
Your very best health can be found at home. How, you ask? With a few simple investments, you can be living your best life right from the comfort of your own back yard. Read on for the very best ways to take control of your health without ever leaving your property.
1. Up Your Fitness With a Swim Spa
Exercise is an essential component to any healthy lifestyle. The great thing about exercise is that it doesn’t need to be complicated to be effective. For one of the best and safest home workouts, we highly recommend considering a swim spa.
Not only can it offer you a full-body workout that revivals any gym routine, you can easily fit it into your schedule because you don’t have to go any further than your deck or patio.
Traditional swimming is one of the best workouts for you because it offers full-body conditioning. With a swim spa, you’re able to swim laps in place and can bump up the difficulty by swimming against a current. The current can be adjusted as your fitness level increases.
You can also add traditional land exercises to your routine. From jogging to aerobics to strength training, these exercise styles can be done to great effect in the water. Not only is the impact on your joints non-existent because of the water, but the resistance it offers can also enable you to burn more calories as well.
2. Relax and Unwind in a Hot Tub
There’s nothing quite like a soothing soak in the heated waters of a hot tub. As you enjoy a massage courtesy of the jets, the heat of the water relaxes your body and warms your muscles, intensifying your results from the massage. It’s impossible to feel stressed when your body is warm and cozy and your muscles are being worked loose of tension thanks to the customized massage the jets offer.
While spas are great for relieving stress, they have the added bonus of helping your body heal from injury and lessening pain, thanks to the magic of the heated water. As your body warms, the circulation of blood throughout your body increases. That extra blood flow helps reduce muscle tightness and, more importantly, swelling and inflammation.
As an added bonus, taking a dip in your spa an hour or two before bed will help you to sleep better. With so many outstanding mental and physical health benefits available to regular spa users, it’s easy to see why you’ll get so much bang for your buck.
3. Get Outside More
There’s no better way to increase the enjoyment you receive from your home than by creating an outdoor living area for you and your family to enjoy. Not only is it beneficial to be out in the fresh air, it will enhance your quality time together.
Whether you invest in a patio dining set to enjoy healthy meals outside or you purchase a fire pit for evening campfires, you’ll find you naturally begin spending more time outdoors.
Fresh air has many benefits. It has been proven to lower stress hormones while clearing the mind. Sunlight is a natural mood booster, stimulating serotonin levels in the brain. And the more serotonin you get the better. It actively regulates mood and social behaviour, as well as appetite and digestion, sleep, memory, and sexual desire and function. Who knew being outside could be so good for you?
If you’re looking for a new way to improve your health at home, we can help. With more than 40 years serving our community under our belts, SunSpa always strives for complete customer satisfaction. Drop-in for a visit at our Calgary hot tub store to check out the many hot tubs we have in stock. If you want to learn more about the hot tub features of a particular model or are interested in getting a quote, visit us in-store or send us a message. One of our experts would be happy to serve you.