A new study from The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research shows how physical training in warm water can help millions of osteoarthritis sufferers.
Osteoarthritis is an illness that causes inflammation and damage in your joints and creates chronic pain and swelling that impacts your range of motion and ability to maintain a balanced, active lifestyle. In the US alone, over 27 million suffer from this.
How Do Hot Tubs Provide Arthritis Relief?
- Warm water stimulates the blood flow to stiff muscles and joints to help reduce inflammation, swelling and pain.
- The water’s buoyancy inside the tub helps to take pressure off joints and offers support to make it easier to move and flex muscles.
- Hot tubs creates a much safer exercise environment, with a reduced risk of falling, lowered joint loads and three dimensional support to help maintain balance.
When patients with the condition participated in warm water exercise programs two or three times a week, their pain decreased as much as 40% and their ability to stay physically agile increased noticeably!
As an added bonus, the study also drew results that correlated the use of regular exercise in warm water with an emotional boost for participants, as well as improved sleeping patterns.
So remember, when you step inside a Beachcomber, you’re doing more than just finding an escape to relax, you’re giving your body the environment it needs to stay active and healthy – at any age!