Beat the Heat By Soaking In Your Hot Tub!!? That’s Right!
Soak in the hot tub to beat the heat? That’s right! This heat wave we’re having in Seattle now-it’s supposed to be 90 something degrees today-reminds me of my own summertime cool down technique. I sit in my hot tub.
Sit in the hot tub? Yes. Sit in the hot tub. First I turn it down to around 98. Did you know that your skin temperature is 92-94 degrees? If you sit in 92 degree water, you’ll actually feel chilled after awhile. You’ll get goose bumps. But, try 98 on a hot day like the ones we’re having this week. You’ll be able to stay in quite a long time and afterwards will feel refreshed for hours as your body cools. It’s not like the short refreshment of a shower where you’re hot and sweaty 15 minutes later in heat like this. There’s a deeper, longer lasting cooling.
I’ve been know to stay in the hot tub for an hour at that temperature while reading a good novel. If your tub is in the direct sun, wait until the sun is not directly overhead, wear a sun hat and sunscreen on your face.
Be sure to check with your doctor if you suffer from any physical aliments that are adversely affected by heat.
SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.
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