Do hot tubs have benefits? The answer is yes! Hot tubs and hot tub therapy are great for many different health benefits. Therefore, in this article we will explain the hot tub benefits for a number of health and wellbeing areas – we will tell you about hot tub for back pain, hot tub for arthritis, type 2 diabetes and hot tubs and how hot tub benefits weight loss.
Hot Tub for Back Pain
Pain in back? Lower back pain? Upper-back pain? Soaking in a hot tub benefits the back. Hot tub therapy for back pain isn’t a new thing, in fact hot tub therapy has been used for thousands of years by the ancient Greeks, Russians and Japanese. Unfortunately they didn’t have the luxury of having a hot tub in their back yard and had to travel to hot springs where they could bathe.
How does a hot tub for back pain help? Hot tubs can reduce lower back pain and upper back pain in many ways. The heat promotes muscle relaxation, encourages blood flow and circulation, and it is also said that hot tub therapy can reduce signals of pain to the brain. In fact the Journal of Musculoskeletal Research carried out a study comparing the efficacy of hydrotherapy and land-based exercises in the management of chronic low back pain. In conclusion, they found hydrotherapy better for spinal flexibility, thus serving as a better alternative than exercise for reducing lower back pain. Need we say more?
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Hot Tub for Arthritis Pain
First of all research has shown that hot tub therapy can work magic on a number of musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis pain. This is becuase hot tub therapy can help eliminate stiffness, reduce pain and improve mobility.
How can soaking in warm water help arthritis pain? “The research shows our ancestors got it right. It makes you feel better. It makes the joints looser. It reduces pain and it seems to have a somewhat prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion.” Says Bruce E. Becker, MD, director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute at Washington State University in Spokane.
As a result the hot tub benefits for arthritis pain include reducing inflammation, decreasing swelling and increasing circulation.
Type 2 Diabetes and Hot Tubs
Suffer from Type 2 Diabetes? The New England Journal of Medicine carried out research on how a hot tub can stimulate the beneficial effects of exercise and therefore combats type 2 diabetes! As physical exercise is effective therapy for patients with type 2 diabetes, they asked the question: Would the effects of a hot tub simulate the beneficial effects of exercise? Yes! The study concluded that Hot-Tub Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes was effective and saw the patient’s blood sugar level reduce. Even more that that they found other hot tub benefits from the study including improving the patients sleep and their general sense of well being.
Hot Tub Benefits Weight Loss
Continually looking for a weight loss diet? Hot tubs are a great way to aid a healthly weight loss diet. Not only does soaking in a hot tub burn off a few extra calories, it also help detoxify your mind and body. Toxins can have a detrimental effect on weight loss from slowing down your metabolism to stopping your body from burning calories. Hot tubs benefit weight loss as the warm water helps open up your pores allowing your body to get rid of any unwanted toxins. Soak yourself slim!
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