One way to help your mental health? A hot tub

October 12, 2020 – This past Saturday was World Mental Health Day. Started by the World Federation for Mental Health, it was first observed in 1992. It’s important to give some time to this topic. About 450 million people deal with a mental disorder, and it’s been noted that at some stage in life, one out of every four people will be affected by some type of mental ailment.

It’s no big surprise that the pandemic has added another layer to an already significant worldwide issue. Anxiety, fear, uncertainty, social distancing, restrictions to interact with others…these all can have an impact on our mental health.

Yet, there are a multitude of easy steps you can take to improve and protect your mental well-being! Some are incredibly simple to adopt, like working omega-3 fatty acids into your regular diet and eating dark chocolate every few days. (I won’t have a problem doing the latter, believe me!)

Time with a furry friend does immeasurable good, as does writing a simple thank you note and taking a 30-minute walk outside.

Another way to give your mental health a boost is by giving something new a try that’s outside of your comfort zone. If there’s something you’ve always thought about trying or doing, a new experience or adventure may be just the ticket.

And…guess what? As those of us in the hot tub world know, regular hot tub soaks do wonders for your mental well-being! Soothing aches and pains, melting away stress, and getting a boost to your magnesium levels are just a few of the benefits of immersing yourself in hot water.

Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

I hope you will take time today—and every day—to do a little something and take steps to a mentally healthy you!


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 25 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water therapy.