Running is an amazing way to care for our bodies. It can help us prevent dangerous conditions like heart disease and high blood pressure and live happier lives. But, a long workout can be hard on our muscles, keeping us from performing our best.
Here are 3 ways runners can take care of their muscles using a hot tub.
1 - Stretching Made Easy - Experts recommend stretching before a hard workout to protect your muscles. Stretching keeps your muscles flexible, allowing them to bend, not break, even when worked hard and fast. Before a run, warm up in the hot tub for at least 10 minutes to get the blood and oxygen flowing to your muscles. With muscles warmed, it’s easy to stretch quadriceps, hamstrings, calves and back without injury.
2 - Warm Water Massage - Rigorous exercise creates soreness, causing runners to tense up. And, tense muscles are more susceptible to injury. Enjoy a 20-minute soak and massage in a hot tub after every run. A warm, jet stream massage keeps muscles relaxed and protected. As warm water targets sore areas, the body releases relaxing and pain-blocking endorphins into your system, helping reduce post-workout pain.
3 - Get a Great Night’s Sleep - Studies show that deep sleep helps our bodies heal from demanding days. If you’re running a lot, your muscles need to heal between runs. Help your body rest with a warm evening soak in a hot tub. A relaxing dip raises your body temperature. Then, as your body cools after your soak, it mimics your natural deep sleep temperature drop. Slip into bed and enjoy a relaxed, rejuvenating night’s sleep.
So Go Ahead, Take a Soak, You Deserve it! It’s, fast, fun and relaxing. Not only that, it’s good for the body, soothes the mind and can improve your overall health and well-being.
To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a hot tub to help improve their overall health and well-being, Southwest Spas is providing free test soaks all month. We do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot. To learn more about the benefits of owning a hot tub, pick up a copy of this free buyer’s guide, First Time Spa Buyers Most Frequently Asked Questions. Just give us a call at either our Mesa or Gilbert Store or visit our website at: https://SouthwestSpas.com.
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