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Whether it’s the soles of your feet, or other body areas tied to physical stamina, for some, high-intensity exercising like jogging and weight lifting may not be ideal right now. That does not mean you have to give up on exercising altogether, however.
In a recent blog post, Bullfrog Spas focused on how those looking to “transition into a healthier lifestyle” might want to consider how a hot tub can help:
“There are many low-impact exercises that can be performed right in your spa. Many spa owners practice hot tub yoga, moderate calisthenics, water aerobics, and even Pilates right in the spa.
“These exercises are a great way to increase your flexibility and range of motion, all while enjoying the relaxation of the warm water. If you suffer from arthritis, muscle and joint pain, back pain, or just general aches and pains, these exercises can support your treatment goals while providing all-natural pain relief.” See the full post: http://www.bullfrogspas.com/blog/how-to-use-a-hot-tub/
Indeed, last year, Long Island Hot Tub interviewed a fitness guru on this very subject. Cailean Johnson, owner of Trilogy Fitness in Seattle further explained why exercising in a hot tub is a good idea.
“When your muscles are relaxed, you experience less pain and you can move your body in a greater range of motion. Also, when in a hot tub, there is less of an intense sensation due to movement.
“It is important, however,” continues Cailean, “to do any exercising in a hot tub in a slow, full-range motion so you get the full effect of exercise. To achieve the slow, full-range motion, make sure to extend your muscles and flex completely.”
Long Island Hot Tub’s earlier interview with Cailean included simple exercises you can try safely.