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How a Pool or Spa Can Help Your New Year’s Resolutions

Yoga mat and weights outside.

How are your New Year’s resolutions coming along?

Don’t tell us you’ve given up on them already! You owe it to yourself and the fresh start that 2018 has provided you with to stick to your resolutions and improve the way you live your life. You might not have even realized that the perfect tools to help you do this, are sitting right in your own backyard! Depending on the resolution, your swimming pool and/or hot tub could be the gateway to success! Take a look at some of the most popular New Year’s resolutions and see how spending time in the water can help.

Lose Weight

This is quite possibly one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is a great goal to have, especially if you have some personal health goals to achieve. Spending time in your swimming pool and/or hot tub can really help you boost your success in this area. Of course, you should always consult a physician before starting any weight loss regimen.

The first way that pools and hot tubs can help you lose weight is simply by providing you with a great environment. Both pools and hot tubs offer a great place to workout. There are many water-based exercises that you can include in your workout regimen, including:

  • Squats
  • Reverse crunches
  • Push-ups
  • Flutter kicks
  • Lunges
  • Torso twists

Swimming laps, yoga, and stretching are other great low-impact exercises that can easily be performed in the water. The buoyancy and heat of the water inside a hot tub also provides a great place for those who suffer from low-mobility issues or arthritis to workout.

Tired after a dry-land workout? Did you just get back from a spin class or a run? Why not jump in the pool to cool down or go for a soak in the hot tub to relax and revitalize your body? You’d be surprised at just how great the healing properties of water can feel on sore and tired muscles.

Spend Time with Family

It can be difficult to spend some quality time with the family. With a pool or a hot tub, you can hit two birds with one stone. Not only will you be making valuable memories with your family, but you can also experience the benefits of swimming or relaxing in a hot tub.

Regardless if you’re engaging in recreational activities during a swim in the pool or engaging in light conversation while relaxing in the hot tub, spending time together has never been simpler.

Reduce Stress

Feeling stressed?

Don’t let it take over your life anymore. Spending time relaxing inside a hot tub can be a great way to unwind and de-stress at the end of a long day or week. Soak in the luxurious water by yourself with a good book, or invite some of your closest friends in too, whatever will help you let go of built up tension as your worries seamlessly fade away.

Get More Sleep

Make 2018 the year you got enough sleep.

Hot tubs are extremely popular for their many health benefits. One of those being the improvements in sleep patterns. The warm water combined with the relaxing rocking of the jet-driven water is just what many need to help them prepare for a good night’s rest.

Not only that, hot tubs can also help ease muscle tension and soothe sore joints. When your body feels better, it’s much easier to get comfortable when you go to bed. Chances are, you won’t be kept awake by aching muscles or experience the feeling of restlessness by not being able to get comfortable.

Self-Care

You are important.

To live a healthy and well-balanced life, you need to make yourself a priority. Self-care is so important and can actually help achieve many of the resolutions listed above, including reduced stress, weight loss, and getting more sleep.

Even if it means taking 15-30 minutes out of your day to feel better, take it! Throw on your swimsuit, grab your favorite book, and head to the backyard. Whether you’re lounging in a floatie in the pool, or rejuvenating your body in the hot tub, taking this time to yourself can really help with your self-care efforts.

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