Home. It’s where we live, laugh and love. It’s where we seek refuge from the world. It’s our happy place. It can also be the place where we achieve our very best health. If you’re spending more time at home these days than usual, you may be looking for different approaches to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Let’s look at the top ways to stay healthy right at home.
1. Get Rid of Stress With a Hot Tub
We all have stress in our lives. And how we deal with it is key to both our mental and physical health.
A natural approach to managing your stress is with the regular use of a hot tub. A hot tub is one of the best weapons you can use to combat stress simply because of the relaxing experience it offers. It’s impossible to feel tense and uptight when heated water is warming and relaxing your muscles and the jets are treating you to a relaxing massage.
Thanks to the ability to customize, you can enjoy a firm Swedish-style massage one day and a soothing therapeutic experience the next.
The combination of heat and massage offers a number of health and wellness benefits aside from alleviating stress. Pain relief, improved circulation, increased mobility and better quality sleep are just a few of the perks you can experience with regular use.
2. Improve Your Fitness in the Water
Swimming is one of the best full-body workouts you can do for burning calories and toning your muscles. But it’s not your only option. Traditional land exercises can be done in your pool or swim spa for increased calorie burn and toning thanks to the resistance supplied by the water.
Some of the best water exercises include jogging, jumping jacks, jumping knee tucks, squats, lunges and leg raises. You can even weight train in the water with water dumbbells.
Perhaps the best thing about exercising in your pool or swim spa is how well protected you are from injury. Thanks to the buoyancy of the water, there is zero impact on your joints when performing the various moves.
3. Eat Healthier With a Grill
Everyone knows how important healthy eating is to your overall wellness. But, sometimes, the hassle of food prep and cooking can make it hard to eat the way we should.
Rather than giving up on healthy eating, turn to your barbecue. Not only does it make cooking and clean up a breeze, it’s one of the healthiest ways to cook your food.
That’s because when you grill your meat and vegetables, the nutrients and vitamins are sealed into the food — and that means you consume a more nutritious and satisfying meal. Grilling can also make your meat leaner because the excess fat will drip off through the grates.
If you traditionally barbecue in the summer, you should consider doing it year-round. Even if you have to don a jacket and some gloves, freshly-grilled food is well worth the effort.
All Seasons Pools and Spas
If you’re ready to kick your healthy lifestyle into high gear, our experts at All Seasons Pools and Spas can help. As the top supplier of above-ground swim spas in the Northern California region, our main focus is customer satisfaction. Drop-in for a visit at any of our six showrooms to see our outdoor swim spa line or to pick up swim spa accessories.