It’s the beginning of a new year, and many of our personal goals are full of resolutions and plans for better health and wellness. Like many others, you may have picked up a few lessons from 2021, though perhaps different ones than you expected. More than ever, many of us realized the importance of a strong and healthy immune system. We all got a real-world lesson in understanding that good health truly is priceless.
As the New Year is upon us, it’s important to note that the phrase we’ve all been clinging to, ‘New Year New Me,’ doesn’t have to be just a cliché. If you’re still hesitant about taking the plunge, read on to see some fresh ideas to achieve health and wellness in 2022.
Make the Most of Your Backyard
Take a dip. Literally. Swimming in your pool and soaking in your hot tub are great activities not only for exercise but also for your mental wellbeing, which plays a huge role in your body remaining fit. Sitting in a hot tub for 15 minutes is also extremely beneficial for relaxing and ridding your body of any toxins accumulated throughout the day while you’re de-stressing.
Enjoy the Health Benefits of Swimming
Stress relief: With the holidays over, you may have returned to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Getting the kids to school, making it to work on time, youth sports. Don’t be stressed about stress. It’s time to let it float away. Swimming has a well-deserved reputation as a safe and healthy way to relieve stress. Like other forms of aerobic exercise, it has an effect on substances such as serotonin and atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP). These chemicals improve mood and reduce stress respectively. What’s even more convenient is enjoying your pool in the comforts of your own backyard.
Burns calories: Between the pandemic lockdown, working from home, and creating a nice holiday experience, you may have gained a few pounds. If you’re struggling with losing them and are ready to make the commitment, swimming is an enjoyable way to do so. Swimming for just one hour at light or moderate speeds can send up to 400 calories packing.
Enjoy the Health Benefits of a Hot Tub
Detoxification: Modern living exposes us to various toxins daily. This may be from food, water supply, beauty products, or household supplies, just to name a few. Getting a warm soak in your hot tub makes you sweat. Sweating gets the bad stuff off of your skin and out of your system in general.
Using a hot tub is a relaxing way to flush toxins down the drain. A good sweat session can help you get rid of up to a third of the toxins filtered from your bloodstream by the kidneys. A good sweat in the hot tub raises your temperature, improves your blood flow and helps purify your body and organs, as well.
Improved Circulation and Blood Flow: Heat increases the diameter of your blood vessels and increases blood flow, but why is this so important? You may have experienced nagging aches and pains in your muscles. You’re probably familiar with stiff or uncooperative joints. An improvement in blood flow to those areas will help greatly. Also, flow equals glow. This improved circulation helps to nourish the skin cells, leaving you with renewed skin and overall well-being. It’s great to begin your year by looking and feeling good.
Huntsville Pool Builder and Hot Tub Dealer
It’s important to incorporate long-term lifestyle changes in order to improve your health. Do this gradually but consistently and you’re sure to see results. Utilizing your own pool or hot tub is a great way to start. If you’re looking for more information about investing in a pool or hot tub, give the experts at Johnson Pools & Spas a call today. We’re excited to help you soak and swim your way into a new you!
About the Company
Since 1977, Johnson Pools & Spas has been providing Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, and the surrounding areas with all of its pool, spa, and outdoor living needs. From inground pool design and construction to hot tub installation, pool and spa service & maintenance, pool renovation and much more, our certified pool and spa professionals have the experience and knowledge to create and care for gorgeous poolscapes throughout the area.
In addition to the best pool and hot tub chemicals, Johnson Pools & Spas also carries energy-efficient equipment, patio furniture, grills, Big Green Egg, and more. We offer FREE computerized water testing and expert advice for the easiest water care possible. Stop by our Huntsville pool supply store today for all of your pool and hot tub care needs.