When Is the Best Time for Active Individuals to Use Their Hot Tub?

You might think that the terms “hot tub” and “workout” are improbable together. But when you come to think of it, a warm soak can actually provide benefits before and after a workout.

In fact, athletes have been using hydrotherapy to ease pain and relax their muscles after an intense workout. The great news is that you don’t have to be an athlete to take advantage of the water’s wonderful healing properties. And you can enjoy them in the comfort and privacy of your home – with a backyard spa.

If and when you decide to integrate a spa into your physical fitness routine, don’t forget to invest in hot tub covers! They provide excellent protection from debris, create a safety barrier for children and pets, and prevent precious water from evaporation.

Health benefits of a hot tub before and after a workout

Spas are more than your backyard aquatic sanctuary. Here are two ways that soak in the backyard spa can alleviate your physical pains and mental stress.

1) Physical – the warm water and powerful jets soothe and loosen your tight muscles – it’s just what your muscles need for a complete recovery. By being fully immersed in warm water and the targeted jets, your muscles receive an aquatic massage, relaxing them and recharging them at the same time.

2) Mental – soaking in a hot tub is simply a great feeling. It alleviates anything stressful, from everyday stress to performance stress endured by athletes. Soaking allows your mind to relax and reduces your stress levels.

Tips for making the best use of your spa with your exercise or workout routine

1) Before workout – soaking in a hot tub for 10 to 20 minutes before stretching helps in dilating blood vessels, thus increasing blood flow to your muscles and warming them to reduce tension. In this way, your body can better utilize the warm-up stretches.

2) After workout – once you have done a cool-down and your heart rate has slowed down, consider soaking in the hot tub for 10 to 20 minutes. This time it will allow your body to relax and recover while easing your mind from workout-related stress.

Protect your new workout partner with a Be-Lite Aluminum Spa Cover

Nothing can be more disheartening, after an intense workout, than discovering that you have to clean up your spa first before using it. One of the advantages of using aluminum spa covers is that they can keep the water clean all day long, thus reducing the need of cleaning your spa and replacing the water every time. Just open your spa, turn it on, wait for the water to bubble, and hop in!

Protect your investment with aluminum hot tub covers from Be-Lite Spa Covers. We offer a wide range of designer colors to set off your watery haven.

Getting the right size is as easy as talking to one of our spa cover specialists. They will walk you through all that you need to get a custom fit. You can even use our template designer to get the best fit.

Contact us for custom-made hot tub covers online, or call 707-864-8919 to speak with us.

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