How Your Backyard Can Help You Engage in Self Care
Fresh air is an essential part of healthy living. In fact, experts recommend taking at least 10 minutes each day to get outside, especially when it’s sunny. Let’s discuss some of the best activities for your health that you can do outside.
Soaking in Your Spa
Nothing beats a nice relaxing 20-minute dip in the hot tub. The jet massage soothes tense muscles while the heat of the water melts away stress and ramps up your body’s production of endorphins, a feel-good chemical. Other benefits of regular hot tub use include improved sleep, increased flexibility, better circulation and the natural detoxification of harmful chemicals from the body.
Exercising outdoors is not only good for the body, it invigorates the senses. The combination of fresh air and physical activity just can’t be beat. One of the best ways to exercise outside is in your hot tub. The buoyancy of the water supports your weight and cushions impact on your joints, eliminating any danger of injury. There are a variety of exercise options open to you from cardio moves like jogging in place or jumping jacks to strengthening moves like squats and tricep dips. The hot tub is also a great place to stretch because the warm water gives you an increased range of motion.
If you’re a book lover, there’s nothing more relaxing than reading in a comfortable lounge chair while enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. In fact, reading has been proven to relax the body, lower your heart rate and ease muscle tension while reducing stress.
So find a book on a topic you enjoy, pour yourself your favorite beverage and relax outside while you read. You might be surprised at how relaxed you feel after a chapter or two.
4. Listening to Music
Listening to music ranks right up there with reading when it comes to the benefit to our bodies. Soothing instrumentals and quiet classical music have been found to slow heart rate, lower blood pressure and decrease stress.
When combined with fresh air it can really work wonders. So whether you’re lounging on your deck or relaxing in the hot tub, why not enjoy some calming music as well? Your body will thank you.
Visiting with Family and Friends
Hanging out with family and friends is always a lot of fun, but did you know being with those you care about most can actually reduce your stress levels and help you to feel more optimistic?
Why not invite your BFFs over for a hot tub party? Or have your family over for a leisurely soak and barbecue and spend the afternoon outside chatting. There’s no better way to take care of yourself than to be with the ones you love.
Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Backyard Living of Surrey
Helping our customer’s achieve their best health is our No. 1 goal at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs and Backyard Living of Surrey. If you’re ready to live the hot tub lifestyle, come take a look at our new and used hot tubs. Our three British Columbia showrooms are well stocked with everything you need from hot tubs to hot tub covers to spa steps. One of our experts would be happy to discuss hot tub pricing with you and answer any questions you may have.