As if you needed another reason to purchase a hot tub, did you know hot tubs also have healing benefits as well? Research indicates that warm water therapy works on several conditions including: fibromyalgia, low back pain, and especially rheumatoid arthritis. You may be thinking that rheumatoid arthritis is a condition for the elderly, but statistics show that a growing number of young people suffer from swollen joints and severe pain.
If you’re currently living a restricted lifestyle due to joint paint or rheumatoid arthritis, you should consider purchasing a hot tub for several reasons.
How hot tubs make your rheumatoid arthritis life easier
Joint protection When you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis, all you really want at the end of the day (and the beginning, and the middle) is joint relief. This is exactly what your hot tub will give you. When you’re in your spa, your movements are easier because your body feels weightless. It’s hard to beat any feeling more relaxing than floating. In fact, water actually takes away the downward pull of gravity which is why you feel less pain.
Weight loss Not that weight gain leads to rheumatoid arthritis, however the more weight your body carries, the more stress you put on your joints and inflame your rheumatoid arthritis. For this reason, the lighter you are, the better you’ll feel living with rheumatoid arthritis. Soaking in a hot tub before dinner curbs your appetite and soaking before bed gives you a more restful sleep; both factors increasing weight loss.
Exercise There’s no doubt that exercise can cure almost any ailment, but exercise is challenging when you have severe joint pain. Still, strengthening your muscles in any way can relieve pressure and pain for nearby joints. When you exercise in your hot tub, you get the best of both worlds; the strength you need, while moving with ease. The water provides buoyancy, which supports your joints and muscles to relieve pain. It also gives you the water resistance you need to make the moves more effective and build up your strength.
How to get the most out of your hot tub
Salts The only thing that could possibly make your hot tub experience better; Salts. Most adults don’t get enough magnesium in their bodies, which is critical for bone and heart health. So why is this important for your rheumatoid arthritis? Stronger bones means less joint pressure and pain. One way to remedy this is by using Epsom salts in your hot tub. Epsom salts are inexpensive, easy to use, and can increase magnesium levels by up to 35%.
Warm, not hot When using your hot tub, it’s best to use warm water not hot, for relief on your rheumatoid arthritis. The ideal range is 92 to 100 degrees. Anything hotter can actually put more stress on your body and joints.
Move around The warm water of your hot tub is no doubt relaxing, but if you want to do the most for your rheumatoid arthritis, don’t just sit there. Warm water actually stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and frozen joints, so it’s the perfect time for you to get moving.
Hot tubs are great for many reasons and can be used in many ways. Aside from being fun and relaxing, hot tubs can provide relief and can be therapeutic for those suffering with joint and muscle pain. If you aren’t sure about needing a hot tub, now you’ve got something to think about.
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