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Tips for the Family to Enjoy the Hot Tub

Installing a hot tub will not only promote a healthier lifestyle, it can create a healthier dynamic within your family.  Adding an extra area for the members of your family to gather can only increase the feeling of camaraderie and allow for added facetime.  In this article, we’ll go over a list of tips on how to increase the enjoyment of your hot tub for your family.

A New Gathering Point

You’ll notice soon after installing your hot tub that it will become a new focal point in your household.  Your family probably already gathered around the kitchen table, in front of the television or around a fireplace, but the hot tub provides a unique space that acts as yet another congregation point for your family.  By surrounding the hot tub with patio furniture and a barbecue you’ll find the hot tub acts as a centre of gravity that will bring all your family members into orbit.  No matter the season, a hot tub will continue to be a family focal point.

A New Gaming Hotspot

If your family’s idea of a game night meant everyone sitting around the kitchen table with a board game or gathering around the TV with a video game console, you’ll find the hot tub a fun and innovative new space to hold a family function.   There’s a whole new industry which markets waterproof games created specifically for the hot tub.  From card games and board games to more physical activities such as mini water polo or duck racing, a hot tub can set a new standard for the game night in your household.

A New Social Spot

With the rapid growth of the internet, smartphones and other electronics it can seem that everyone is hiding behind a screen or blocking the world out with earbuds nowadays.  A hot tub creates an excellent opportunity to unplug and socialize.  You can be sure that no one is going to risk their new smartphone or tablet by bringing it into the hot tub!  By gathering everyone together in the hot tub, you establish a relaxed environment that’s sure to open the lines of communication.  No matter what generation someone belongs to, they will always have time for a soak in the hot tub.

A New Fitness Regime

Although most people think of a hot tub as a place to relax and unwind (and indeed, it is!), some may be surprised that a hot tub can provide exercise and fitness opportunities.  For small children it gives them a chance to learn to enjoy the water and get a head start on learning how to swim.  For older folks, both the water’s buoyancy and resistance can create perfect conditions for low impact exercise.  The heat of the hot tub’s water can also be used to warm up the muscles before a workout or soothe and relax them afterwards. So, for those who think that a hot tub is only meant for rest and relaxation, they may need to take another look!

Boost the Immune System

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Warm water isn’t just good for soothing sore muscles, it also increases blood flow and promotes lymphatic drainage.  This allows the body to get rid of toxins while improving circulation.  Similarly, the warm water will also cause one to sweat which aids in removing toxins from the body.  Warm water can also increase the release of endorphins which can reduce stress and enhance the mood.  By using your hot tub for its hydrotherapeutic benefits you can boost your immune system and lower your chances of illness.

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About the Author

Scott Bland ProfileScott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years.  As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out.  Right now he works sales while writing about consumer goods on the side.  If you want to contact him, you can do so at hisLinkedIn.