3 Ways to Stay Healthy While Spending More Time at Home

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Staying healthy doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, with a bit of money and some planning, you can get into the best shape of your life from the comfort of your own home.

Let’s examine the best ways to improve your health right in your own backyard.

1. Exercise

If you thought hot tubs were strictly for relaxing, then you’re selling your spa short.

Stretching and strengthening exercises are most effective, and safest, when your muscles are warm and pliable. That makes your hot tub the perfect place for a workout. Warm rather than hot water is recommended to ensure you don’t overheat, especially if you plan to incorporate some cardiovascular exercise into your routine.

One of the best cardio moves you can do in your hot tub is also one of the simplest: jogging. Jogging in the water burns an extra three calories per minute compared to land jogging while the buoyancy of the water eliminates strain and impact on your joints.

When it comes to toning and strengthening exercises, the sky really is the limit. You can do squats, lunges, torso twists and can even purchase special dumbbells for use in the water.

Finish off with some yoga moves or traditional stretches and then crank up the heat, sit back and relax!

2. Treat Stress and Other Health Concerns

While you’re relaxing in your spa, you’re addressing a whole host of health issues. The power duo of heated water and jet massage is a bone fide stress reliever.

As the jets soothe and loosen tight muscles, the heat of the water increases your body’s endorphin production. This feel-good chemical has been found to relieve pain and promote feelings of peace and calm.

Aside from stress relief, regular hot tub use has also been associated with pain management, better circulation, improved sleep quality and even increased flexibility.

Perhaps the best part about your spa is the enjoyment you can receive courtesy of the customizable jets. These jets allow you to treat yourself to pretty much any style of massage you like from Swedish-style to therapeutic to reflexology. It doesn’t get any better than that.

3. Eat Well

We’re sure you already know how important healthy eating is to your overall wellness. But, if you’re like most of us, sometimes the effort of food prep and cooking can be too much of a bother — and we end up eating something quick and easy rather than something healthy.

Here’s the good news: healthy eating can be simple if you have a barbecue. Cooking and clean up are not only easier, it’s one of the healthiest ways to make your meals.

That’s because grilling meat and vegetables seals the nutrients and vitamins into the food, enabling you to consume a more nutrient-dense and filling meal. As an added bonus, grilling makes your meat leaner because the excess fat drips out while cooking.

Barbecuing doesn’t have to be just for summer, either. With a bit of thought, you can set up your grill in a place where you’ll be able to use it year-round.

Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole

If you want to not only live the hot tub lifestyle, but have a spa that works like clockwork, filter maintenance is extremely important. Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole, your No. 1 supplier of hot tubs in Wyoming, has been offering top-quality spas, hot tub covers, hot tub parts and other accessories to our customers for more than 35 years.

Drop in to our High School Road showroom to talk to one of our experts about our hot tub prices or to choose the perfect unit for your home.


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