Did you know, using your spa pool daily counts as exercise?

Yes we are telling the truth!

A study that investigated the effect of a hot bath on blood sugar control (an important measure of metabolic fitness) and on energy expended (number of calories burned) found that spending time in the warm water of a spa pool lowers blood pressure and inflammation, increases metabolism, and burns 140 calories in 30 minutes, which is the equivalent of a 30-minute walk.

Asking the body to change temperatures is extremely beneficial to your health. Exercise does just that, and so does immersion in your heated spa pool.

Evidence your spa pool delivers so much more when it comes to physical fitness.

What if you combine exercise with a Spa Pool?

Combining the effect of exercise and warm spa pool use by Walking, jogging, swimming in your spa pool or swim spa will benefit you even more.

As you go through the motions of jogging the warm water dilates your blood vessels allowing oxygen to feed your muscles. This may allow you to perform at a higher level for a longer period of time. Research indicates that after six weeks of aqua-jogging participants experienced reduced waist circumference, body fat reduction and improved aerobic fitness.  If you ever needed the excuse to own a spa pool or swim spa, this has got to be it!

Stretch it out!

Even just stretching in your Spa Pool may assist you reach your exercise goals.  Stretching in the warm water avoids pressure being placed on joints and is an excellent alternative to doing them on the land. Particularly for those who have a high risk for falling, may be less physically confident, or have painful joints.

The passive approach to exercise is effective for adding health benefits to your day. The warmth of the water and pressure created by water jets reduces swelling, and the load on painful joints, and promotes muscle relaxation. Additionally, research shows that patients recovering from injury or illness may become more active and improve their quality of life as a result of spending 30 minutes per week in a therapeutic water environment.

The next time you’re negotiating with yourself about your fitness routine remember just a quick 20-30-minute dip counts as exercise…and so much more.

To learn more about the health benefits of owning a spa pool or swim spa, get in touch with our friendly team today at Brisbane Spa Super Centre! 07 32773541 info@spasupercentre.com.au