If you thought you had to go to the gym to get into the best shape of your life, you couldn’t be more mistaken. You can get a great work out and relax, spa-style, from the comfort of your own home. Let’s look at the best ways you can stay healthy right in your own back yard.
1. Get Fit in the Water
Investing in a swim spa is a great move whether you have a family or not. It’s fun for kids and adults alike, but is also an ideal way to get or stay fit.
Hailed by many fitness experts as an effective full-body workout, swimming burns a lot of calories while also toning your muscles and making you stronger. Unlike a pool, you can swim far more than traditional laps in a swim spa. Your spa will allow you to swim laps in place against an adjustable current. Rowing and resistance band training are other great options and the additions may come with the spa at purchase. There are a variety of land exercises from jogging, jumping knee tucks and squats that can be done in the water as well.
Aquatic exercise also offers increased calorie burn thanks to the resistance of the water as well as zero-impact on your joints, relieving tension and pain brought on by high impact.
2. Relax in Your Home Spa
If you need to find a way to de-stress, forget about going to the spa. You can bring the spa to you with a hot tub. Having a hot tub in your own backyard means you can enjoy spa treatments on a daily basis.
If you’re wondering how a hot tub can help you beat stress, it really comes down to the power duo of heated water and jet massage. The customizable jets allow you to choose the style of massage you want. Anything from Swedish-style to therapeutic, to reflexology is possible. Or, if you want to go all out, choose a spa with a lounge seat for the ultimate full-body experience.
Heat and massage, together, can relax your body, loosening tight muscles while also improving your circulation and providing relief from aches and pains. It also increases your brain’s endorphin production which leaves you feeling calm and content.
3. Get Outside
Has living in California led you to take the wonderful weather for granted? Well, making time to get out and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine can be extremely beneficial to your health.
Fresh air has been proven effective in lowering stress hormones while sunlight stimulates a chemical in the brain known as serotonin, which helps to regulate your body and mood.
Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you have to pack up and head to the beach every weekend. Instead, make use of your own outdoor living space by enjoying your swim spa or hot tub. You can kick it up a notch by investing in some patio furniture as well. Whether you opt for an outdoor sitting area, an outdoor dining set or both, spending time outside is not only good for your health but can offer a lot of fun times for you and your family.
If you want to invest in yourself and your home, Champagne Spas can help. As the No. 1 hot tub store in San Diego, our experts can help you find the perfect spa for your home. Drop-in at our showroom to shop for a new spa or to speak to one of our experts about the hot tub maintenance and hot tub repair services we offer.