Throughout the course of any given day, we experience stress, fatigue, and restlessness. It’s the result of an always on lifestyle, and can take a real toll on mental well-being.
Memory problems, poor judgement, anxiety, and depression are just a few of the ailments that can be triggered from over-exertion and an unbalanced lifestyle. Chronic stress has been linked to damaging the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, and nervous systems.
This mental state also leaves us exhausted as it lowers our levels of serotonin and dopamine.
So what does our mental state have to do with hot tubs?
Studies have shown that being in or near water can do wonders for our mental state, and help us enter into what is known as the Blue Mind.
This Is Your Mind On Water:
In water environments, there’s a high degree of predictability. Unlike busy streets or offices, a body of water largely remains the same and the background is controlled. This allows the brain to enter into a mode of natural relaxation, and helps you calm down from the pressures of the day.
Minor disturbances, such as ripples and bubbles within the water, creates a sense of surprise which is often accompanied by a shot of dopamine to the brain that results in a natural sense of pleasure.
The regularity and safety of the environment, mixed with minor movement, is the perfect recipe for triggering creativity and problem solving, and leads to a state of involuntary attention that allows us to get back to the things that are most important to us.
The sheer presence of water in our life can help us get happier, calmer, healthier and more successful. So next time you think about whether you would have 10 – 15 minutes a day for a soak in a Beachcomber Hot Tub, just think about all the benefits it can bring for you to live your most successful life.
For even more healthy reading to digest, discover how hot tub lighting, engineered with the healing effects of chromotherapy in mind, can help elevate your mood even further as you soak at night or in the early morning hours.