Soaking in a hot tub feels great. If you’ve ever wondered how and why warm water makes you feel so good, a new book can help you discover the answer.
“Hot Water & Healthy Living” provides a thorough review of how the pressure and warmth of warm-water immersion causes the heart to pump more blood, the chest to work harder to breathe, and the mind and body to relax.
Authored by Jonathan B. “J.B.” Smith, Ed.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the book includes more than 25 sources of scholarly scientific research presented in a manner understandable by both experts and laypersons.
Smith writes, “Our bodies make adjustments when we are immersed in water. These changes are similar to those that occur when we exercise. The changes include increased circulation, more efficient breathing, and improvements in mood.”
Soaking in warm water, like a hot tub, helps to heal our injuries, improves joint flexibility, sleep and a general sense of well-being. Doctors and therapists have long-recommended soaking in hot water to ease a variety of ailments including arthritis, back pain, insomnia and fibromyalgia.
“Hot Water & Healthy Living” explains how hot water immersion provides a safe, relaxing way to unwind, reduce anxiety, and cope more effectively with the challenges of daily life.
“Soaking in a hot tub may be the easiest and safest way for sedentary people to get their daily dose of heart and respiratory exercise,” explains Thomas Lachocki, Ph.D. and CEO with National Swimming Pool Foundation.
“Hot Water & Healthy Living” can be ordered directly through the National Swimming Pool Foundation or by calling 719-540-9119.
I urge you to check out this book. It’s great to know that hot tubbing not only feels great – but that it does wonders for your health.
SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.