Hot Tub Cardio Health Benefits
Hot Tub Cardio Health Benefits
Water therapy is as old as time and the healing powers of water have been used for centuries. But, it is only in the last decade or so that science has really been able to confirm some of the lesser-known benefits of water immersion such as its impact on the cardiovascular system.
Scientific research reveals that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that using a Lay‑Z‑Spa hot tub can be beneficial to anyone with a heart disease or heart condition. Research amongst healthy participants discovered a very significant increase in blood flow after just 30 minutes as well as a decrease in blood pressure, which is great for anyone at risk of strokes or heart attacks.
Why hot tubs are good for cardiovascular health
Improved blood circulation: The hot water in a hot tub creates passive heating in the body which can help dilate blood vessels, enhancing blood flow throughout the body. Good blood flow is essential for all your organs and overall bodily function. After 30 minutes in a Lay-Z-Spa, studies noted that blood flow to the legs increased by 345% on average, which is similar to a 30 minute jog.
Reduced blood pressure: Regular hot tub use has been associated with temporary reductions in blood pressure, which can be beneficial for anyone with hypertension (high blood pressure). Coventry University found that there is a significant drop in blood pressure immediately after spending half an hour in a Lay-Z-Spa. Read more about Lay-Z-Spa reducing blood pressure here.
Enhanced heart rate: The warmth of the water can cause a mild increase in heart rate, leading to a similar effect as mild aerobic exercise, which can be beneficial for heart health. Tests revealed a 31 BPM on average increase during sessions in a Lay-Z-Spa. This is equivalent to a brisk 30 minute brisk walk and shows that using a Lay‑Z‑Spa offers cardiovascular benefits to anyone less mobile and unable to exercise.
Can anyone benefit from using a hot tub?
Each and every person will benefit from using a hot tub in some shape or form, sometimes without even realising it. This can range from tension relief and muscle recovery to reducing stress and mental wellness to simply taking some time out or reconnecting in socially with family.
Every person will react differently to a hot tub and may experience some of the benefits more than others. When using a hot tub as therapy for cardiovascular health or any health conditions, it is important to speak to a doctor or health professional before doing so.
Why Lay-Z-Spa is the best choice for hot tub cardio health
Firstly because the research was conducted using a Lay-Z-Spa so the results are based on the use of a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub. Secondly because the research team has been using Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs for years with the reason being they wanted a tool that is easily accessible to the general public and is easy to use. Finally, because Lay-Z-Spa has a wide range of hot tubs for all budgets, requirements and garden space.