Make Your Health & Wellness a Priority in the New Year
As we enter the busyness of the holiday season and start the fast track into the New Year, many of us oftentimes find ourselves beginning to think about our personal goals for the year ahead. We are generally greeted with feelings of excitement toward being healthier and starting the year renewed and refreshed. There’s an invaluable nature to taking care of yourself and focusing on your health and wellness – especially when you consider how much you can benefit from having a pool, hot tub or sauna right in the comfort of your own backyard space.
Want to make the most of your backyard?
Take a dip. Literally. Swimming in your pool and soaking in your hot tub are great activities not only for exercise but also for your mental well-being, which plays a huge role in your body remaining fit. Sitting in a sauna for 15 minutes is also extremely beneficial for ridding your body of any toxins accumulated throughout the day while you’re de-stressing.
If you’ve been hesitant about taking the plunge and upgrading your backyard, read on to see some fresh ideas to achieve health and wellness in 2023.
Enjoy the Health Benefits of Swimming
Stress relief: When the holidays are over, you’ll likely return to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Getting the kids to school, making it to work on time, and youth sports. Don’t be stressed about stress. It’s time to let it float away. Swimming has a well-deserved reputation as a safe and healthy way to relieve stress. Like other forms of aerobic exercise, it has an effect on substances such as serotonin and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). These chemicals improve mood and reduce stress respectively. What’s even more convenient is enjoying your pool in the comforts of your own backyard.
Burn calories: Between balancing your home and work life, while creating a nice holiday experience, you may have gained a few pounds. If you’re struggling with losing them and are ready to make the commitment, swimming is an enjoyable and low-impact way to do so. Swimming for just one hour at light or moderate speeds can send up to 400 calories packing.
Enjoy the Health Benefits of a Hot Tub and Sauna
Detoxification: Modern living exposes us to various toxins daily. This may be from food, water supply, beauty products, or household supplies, just to name a few. Getting a warm soak, whether in your hot tub or a sauna, makes you sweat. Sweating gets the bad stuff off of your skin and out of your system in general.
Using a sauna or a hot tub is a relaxing way to flush toxins down the drain. A good sweat session in the sauna can help you get rid of up to a third of the toxins filtered from your bloodstream by the kidneys. A good sweat in the hot tub raises your temperature, improves your blood flow and helps purify your body and organs, as well.
Improved Circulation and Blood Flow: Heat increases the diameter of your blood vessels and increases blood flow, but why is this so important? You may have experienced nagging aches and pains in your muscles. You’re probably familiar with stiff or uncooperative joints. An improvement in blood flow to those areas will help greatly. Also, flow equals glow. This improved circulation helps to nourish the skin cells, leaving you with renewed skin and overall well-being. It’s great to begin your year by looking and feeling good.
Your Nashville Pool Builder, and Hot Tub & Sauna Dealer
It’s important to incorporate long-term lifestyle changes in order to improve your health. When you do this gradually but consistently, you’re sure to see results. Utilizing your own custom pool, hot tub or sauna is a great way to start. If you’re looking for more information about investing in a pool, hot tub or sauna, give the experts at Pool & Spa Depot a call today. We’re excited to help you soak and swim your way into a new you!