It’s hard to believe we’re almost a whole month into the new year already. But, if you’re one of the nearly 50% of Americans who set a rather lofty resolution this year, it probably felt more like an eternity.
Whether you set out to diet, exercise, or pick up reading again, the end of January is typically the time when these resolutions begin to feel particularly daunting. The good news is, if you’re a hot tub owner, you can put your purchase to good use and make your goals far more fun and attainable.
Here are five New Year’s resolutions you can accomplish with a little help from your hot tub.
Resolution #1: Start exercising
The granddaddy of all resolutions, it should come as no surprise that exercising and losing weight would top our list. In a year where many gyms are still closed across the country, this particular resolution has been harder than ever to stay on top of.
With exercise equipment purchases and home gym setups on the rise, many people are now realizing they don’t have the inner drive to keep themselves accountable. That’s not a problem though if you exercise in your hot tub!
Hot tub workouts are highly effective, low impact, and above all—fun! Not to mention you get to relax in the warm water when you’re done.
Check out these easy hot tub exercises and stretches you can do right away with no additional equipment. If you have a swim spa, ever better—try these eight full-body exercises that will get you back into shape in no time!
Resolution #2: Get more sleep
If you found yourself struggling to stay awake or constantly trying to hide yawn after yawn last year, then there’s a good chance your New Year’s resolution was to get more rest. While sticking to a more consistent schedule and not allowing screens in bed are both great methods for achieving this, neither one can compare to a nightly soak in your hot tub.
Research has shown that soaking in a warm bath or hot tub roughly 60–90 minutes before your bedtime can improve your circadian rhythm and is a natural way to signal to your body that it’s time for rest.
Regular use of a hot tub can also improve your mood, balance your hormones, and offer a reprieve from physical pain—all things that, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on the quality of your sleep.
Resolution #3: Reduce stress
2020 was an unusually stressful year for many people. While this year is starting to show signs of promise, you no doubt have some added stress you’d like to alleviate.
Whether or not you’ve attempted other stress reduction methods such as deep breathing, listening to soothing music, or taking natural supplements, there’s one technique you really do need to try—hydrotherapy.
Also known as aqua therapy, hydrotherapy is the use of water with specific temperatures and pressures for pain relief and treatment. In a hot tub or swim spa, the warm waters and massaging jets help alleviate both the effects of stress on your body and the stress levels that caused them to begin with.
Resolution #4: Save money
Did you break the bank last year and are hoping to give your wallet a bit of a break in 2021? Well, believe it or not, your hot tub can help with that too!
One of the biggest areas that people can easily cut down on their monthly spending is entertainment, and there’s no better way to regularly entertain yourself than in the hot tub you already own.
Speaking of entertainment, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Instead of going all out at a fancy, overpriced restaurant, mix it up by treating your sweetheart to a romantic hot tub date instead!
Another event that’s coming up quickly is the big game. Rather than going to a noisy bar and spending an arm and a leg on drinks and food again this year, host a football viewing party in your own backyard!
Resolution #5: Spend more time with family
While the current state of the world has forced many families to spend more time with each other lately, there are still those who wish to find new activities that they can enjoy with their loved ones on a more regular basis.
Sharing time in your hot tub is a really great way to improve your family dynamics. Not only will you come together to unplug, but it’ll improve everyone’s mood and bring excitement for the whole family, no matter the season.
Don’t have a hot tub? It’s not too late to resolve that too!
Make the most of 2021 with a new hot tub or swim spa from Cal Spas of Minnesota. Our year-end clearance is still underway, so now is the best time to save big on a quality, American-made spa. Shop our wide selection today or stop into one of our convenient Twin Cities locations.