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Description

Using a hot tub may reduce stress, help you sleep, improve your circulation and mitigate aches and pains.

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How to Do It

Go into a hot tub or a jacuzzi for at least 10 minutes preferably on regular intervals.

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Benefits

  • May helps relax your body
  • May relieve aches and pains
  • May reduce stress
  • May help you sleep
  • May reduce blood pressure
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Time Commitment

10-20 minutes a day

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Why it works

The heat from the hot tub helps your joints and muscles relax and brings them temporary pain relief. The heat also increases the blood flow throughout the body and causes blood vessels to dilate which may reduce blood pressure. The act of sitting in the hot tub can be relaxing and meditative.

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Suggested Frequency

2-3 times per week.

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Side Effects

  • Breathing in chlorinated air is not good 
  • Some public hot tubs may not be clean and can have bad bacteria 
  • If you have blood pressure issues please consult your doctor before acting on any advice provided in our app/site.
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Required Equipment

  • Hot tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bath tub
  • Possibly epsom salt
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Suggested Time of Day

Any

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Notes

  • Going into the hot tub at night can help you sleep
  • If the hot tub has chlorinated water breathing it in excessive amounts is not great for you. It is better to go into a tob with salt water or epsom salt;
  • Preferably use a saltwater pool/hot tub or go into a bathtub filled with epsom salt.
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 Mood  Stress  Health  Sleep
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