Have you heard? Daily hot tubbing is GOOD for you!
July 28th, 2008 – Soaking in a hot tub feels great. If you’ve ever wondered how and why warm water makes you feel so good, a new book can help you discover the answer.
“Hot Water & Healthy Living” provides a thorough review of how the pressure and warmth of warm-water immersion causes the heart to pump more blood, the chest to work harder to breathe, and the mind and body to relax.
Authored by Jonathan B. “J.B.” Smith, Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the book includes more than 25 sources of scholarly scientific research presented in a manner understandable by both experts and laypersons.
Smith writes, “Our bodies make adjustments when we are immersed in water. These changes are similar to those that occur when we exercise. The changes include increased circulation, more efficient breathing, and improvements in mood.”
Soaking in warm water, like a hot tub, helps to heal our injuries, improves joint flexibility, sleep and a general sense of well-being. Doctors and therapists have long-recommended soaking in hot water to ease a variety of ailments including arthritis, back pain, insomnia and fibromyalgia.
“Hot Water & Healthy Living” explains how hot water immersion provides a safe, relaxing way to unwind, reduce anxiety, and cope more effectively with the challenges of daily life.
“Soaking in a hot tub may be the easiest and safest way for sedentary people to get their daily dose of heart and respiratory exercise,” explains Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D. and CEO with National Swimming Pool Foundation.
“Hot Water & Healthy Living” can be ordered directly through the National Swimming Pool Foundation or by calling 719-540-9119.
I urge you to check out this book. It’s great to know that hot tubbing not only feels great – but that it does wonders for your health.
SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 27 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through water.
3 responses to “Have you heard? Daily hot tubbing is GOOD for you!”
Hot Water & Healthy Living sounds like a great book – one that probably should have included your insights given your longevity in the water business. Thanks for bring the book to my attention.
Your blog looks fabulous, and I can’t wait to see where OHT ducks are traveling. I have a small collection of rubber ducks, and some day hope to add one from you when I finally invest in a hot tub.
Soaking is soo relaxing and on the rare occasion that I get to take a dip, I feel so much better. When the time comes to purchase a hot tub, I know it won’t take too much convincing to get my husband on board. But it’s nice to know where I can turn to for scholarly scientific research: your blog and Smith’s book!
My daughter and I enjoy our hot tub at least 2 times per week, year round. Relaxing and special time together.
Thanks for sharing. Making the time to soak with your daughter twice a weeks sounds like
a lovely tradition. Hot tubbing is a great way to connect with your family.
Thanks for your comment.
Continued Happy Hot Tubbing!