The summer season is the time of year when we’re most inspired to get outside and get active. With the beautiful sunny weather, and extra long days, it’s hard not to want to make the very most of it before the fall creeps back up.
All that extra exertion can start taking it’s toll if we’re not careful, and the last thing any of us want is to cut our summer adventures short because of chronic pain.
Those of us who unfortunately suffer from poor blood circulation are at particular risk for muscle fatigue, pain, and in some cases even numbness. People afflicted also report feeling shortness of breath and difficulty when exercising.
Like any chronic ailments, the first thing to do is see a doctor and get a proper diagnosis. If the results point to issues with your circulation, there is an easy way you can help treat the symptoms, without having to leave the comfort of your backyard.
Using hot tub soaking to combat poor circulation
While there are numerous lifestyle changes and medications you can take to improve circulation, something as simple as relaxing for 10-15 minutes a day in your hot tub could create lasting impacts.
As you submerge your body into therapeutic hot water, your blood vessels begin to open up. This helps lead to lowered blood pressure. The warmth of the water also helps encourage your blood to flow more freely, encouraging better circulation throughout your entire body.
While a hot tub can not cure poor circulation, it can make the symptoms more manageable, and allow you to continue to live an active, healthy lifestyle. Along with improving circulation, hot tubs have also been shown to help you sleep faster and more soundly, help sufferers of Type 2 diabetes, and even help you burn as many calories as a 30 minute walk!