This article was first published online at Calderaspas.com
Winter chill and fatigue can be challenging enough without the added stress a common cold can cause. Cold symptoms can last a week or more, but there is one tactic you can use to feel better, and you won’t find it in your medicine cabinet: Soaking in your home hot tub could offer the relief you need. It’s one of the many health benefits of owning a hot tub.
Of course, your hot tub can’t cure the common cold—nothing can. What it can do is provide you with temporary relief from several of your symptoms, which can help you rest and recover. Soaking for 20 minutes per session in warm, soothing water a few times a day could be just the thing to make your cold symptoms more manageable.
Imagine yourself relaxing in your home spa, resting in a comfortable ergonomic seat, the water soothing you with soft warmth while the jets massage your sore joints and muscles with gentle pressure. While you’re relaxing in the comforting waters, there’s nothing else for you to do. Just rest and let yourself feel a little bit better.
When you’re fighting a cold, your hot tub can be a much-needed part of your recovery effort. While you should always limit your soak time to 20 minutes, you can return to the tub a few times throughout the day, alternating between rest and a restorative session in your spa whenever your cold symptoms are in need of relief.
If you’re fighting off an illness, you owe it to your hard-working body to take some time to relax. Soaking in your hot tub may give you temporary relief from the following cold symptoms:
When you’re fighting a cold, all you want to do is shorten the duration and lessen the severity of symptoms. The following tips can help you do just that:
Even when you’re cold-free, your hot tub can help promote general wellness and a healthy immune system. High-stress levels can weaken your immune system, making you more prone to contracting illnesses like the common cold. Hot tub therapy encourages relaxation for your body and mind and has been medically linked to increases in physical and emotional well-being. Regular sessions in your hot tub, in combination with other healthy lifestyle choices such as eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of exercise, might help you maintain a healthy immune system, which could help your body fight off an attack from cold-bearing germs.
You don’t want to have to fuss to ready your spa for a soak when you’re feeling under the weather. Schedule your private shopping experience at The Waterworks to find a low-maintenance and reliable hot tub that will always be ready for use. A hot tub could help with fighting a cold, and help your immune system resist cold bugs in the future.