• University Study: Hot Tubs Can Lower Blood Pressure 10% More Than 60 Minutes of Exercise

    University Study: Hot Tubs Can Lower Blood Pressure 10% More Than 60 Minutes of Exercise

    With so many cultures and practitioners swearing by the benefits of regular hot baths, researchers at Loughborough University decided to investigate.

    Their study looked at the effect of a hot bath on blood sugar control and on the number of calories burned with a group of 14 men partaking in the experiment. The men were assigned to soak in a hot bath or partake in an hour of cycling.

    Lowering Blood Pressure With A Hot Tub

    While cycling resulted in more calories being burned, soaking in the hot water resulted in as many calories being burned as a half-hour walk and the peak blood sugar after eating was 10% lower when participants took a hot bath compared to when they exercised. 

    The study also suggested that repeated passive heating, from soaking in hot water, contributes to reducing chronic inflammation.

    While the health benefits of hot tubs remains a relatively new field of research, the results that have emerged in past few years have been exciting to say the least.

    In addition to the cardiovascular benefits of passive heating, there is evidence that regular hot tub soaking may also have beneficial metabolic effects. A study from Colorado’s McKee Medical Centre that looked at the effect of hot tub therapy in patients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, showed improvements in body weight, blood sugar control, and reduced insulin dependance!

    For the full study from Loughborough University
    McKee Medical Centre Study

     

  • 3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Every Day

    3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Every Day

    6:00 A.M. The alarm goes off and you’re about to enter into another daily grind. Rushing, the first hour goes by before you’ve even had enough time to fully wake-up. After a hectic day of emails, deadlines, and carpools, by the time dinner is finished and cleaned up, it’s hard to think of nothing else than heading back to bed.

    This is a constant, unavoidable cycle for many of us that comes with the strain of getting through each and every day of the week. But what’s missing here is time to take just for yourself – that “me time” that can help you prepare for the rest of the day’s challenges.

    Ways To Live Healthier Everyday

    1. Add Yourself To Your Schedule

    Just pencil in 30 minutes a day and block it out in your schedule. This way you can plan around it in advance, and make it something that’s part of your daily checklist. This should help stop you from skipping out on the important things you need to stay healthy and nurtured and avoid burning out from fatigue.

    2. Exercise

    Aside from the obvious health benefits this provides, a daily work-out also helps you get into a clear mindset and better mood, as well as helping you get in touch with what’s really on your mind. This should also provide some much needed detox from your computer and mobile screen.

    3. Make Time To Recharge for Tomorrow

    In the evening, it’s important to take time to let go of the stress of the day and recharge your body and mind. Bringing yourself back to a calm and relaxed state is also beneficial to a good night’s sleep, something that’s critical for doing your best work the next day. A Beachcomber Hot Tub is a great way to escape for even 15 minutes a night, and has been clinically proven to help you reach a state of tranquility before bed, soothe your muscles after working out, and reduce stress to enhance your mental well-being.

  • 5 Reasons Why Your Workout Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow

    5 Reasons Why Your Workout Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow

    Ready to finally get in shape this year? You’ve got the running shoes, the outfit, and the motivation? But what happens when once again, you find yourself dealing with 524 other things in any given week?

    Slowly but surely, our workout clothes and dreams are left to collect dust in the back of the closet, waiting for the next January 1st to bring them momentarily back into the spotlight.

    How To Motivate Yourself to Work-Out

    Well first off, it’s about sizing up the commitment. Working out doesn’t need to dictate your day. Even 15 minutes of exercise a day has been scientifically proven to build long-term impacts in your overall well-being.

    Here’s 5 Reasons To Stop Waiting & Start Working On Your Health & Fitness Now!

    1. It gives you way more energy to help you get through everything else you have going on in the day thanks to the endorphins released
    2. It helps you fall asleep faster and sleep through the whole night, without restlessness that keeps you groggy
    3. It helps you reach and maintain a goal weight that will have you feeling great about yourself and let you do the things you love
    4. It helps prevent and fight serious health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, (just to name a few)
    5. It helps slow down the decline in body function that’s a natural part of aging. Older adults who live actively have been shown to experience less aches, pains, and low energy levels than their less active counterparts.

    But Remember: Recovery, Recovery, Recovery!

    When it comes to improving your physical and mental health. Taking the time to have a proper recovery from any physical exertion plays a huge role in ensuring a long-lasting and effective workout regimen. Hot tubs offer huge benefits for anyone looking to live a more active life – just check out why pro athletes include hot tub soakings in their routines.

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