Many people exercise regularly and eat well to manage their weight, but they may be forgetting one important cause of weight gain: stress. You might be surprised to learn that spending time in a hot tub can help you shed a few pounds. This guide outlines how these tubs help people eliminate stress and find relaxation, so they can achieve their weight loss goals.
Between working and raising a family, life can become overwhelming. As the stress levels in your body rise, so will the amount of cortisol in your system. This hormone often makes people crave salty, sugary, and fatty foods that can lead to weight gain.
Soaking in a hot tub helps manage the production of stress hormones and reduces their effects. The heat and bubbles promote relaxation by easing tense joints and muscles, dilating your blood vessels, increasing circulation, relaxing muscles, slowing your breathing.
Encourages More Restful Sleep
Stress can also impact your sleeping habits by either keeping you awake for too long or preventing you from entering deep sleep. However, quality rest is essential to maintaining a healthy metabolism and preventing weight gain.
Since hot tubs promote general relaxation, they can also lead to a more restful night’s sleep. This will help you feel more alert and prepared the next day. Over time, you will be able to manage stress and treat it without giving in to cravings for unhealthy snacks or losing sleep at night.
If you're looking for a way to jump-start your weight loss, consider investing in a hot tub. At Pettis Pools & Patio in Greater Rochester, NY, you will find a wide variety of spas, saunas, and high-quality pool supplies. They’ve been serving customers for over 50 years and understand what it takes for customers to achieve their wellness goals. Call (585) 392-7711 to reach their Greece location or (585) 383-0700 for their East Rochester location to discuss your installation options. Visit their website to learn more about their current selection and installation services.