5 Changes You Can Make to Live a Healthier Lifestyle
Living a healthy lifestyle can benefit you in a number of ways. From improved physical health and mental health, to inspiring those around you to making healthier choices too, there are so many reasons why you may want to live a healthier lifestyle. If you aren’t sure quite where to begin, read on to learn about five simple changes that you can make to live a healthier lifestyle.
1. Exercise in the Swim Spa
Regular exercise can help you achieve many health benefits and improvements. Depending on your health, lifestyle and personal preference, there are many forms of exercise that you can engage in, from running and swimming, to weight training, hiking, cycling, and more. Some of the more well-known health benefits of regular exercise can include:
- Weight loss and/or maintenance
- Reduced stress
- Improved sleep
- Better skin
- Toned muscles
- Reduced muscle pain
- Cardiovascular health
- Reduced risk of certain health conditions
The beauty of owning a swim spa, is that you can exercise in it, as well as relax and entertain. The buoyancy of the water helps to lift weight and pressure from your body, resulting in a more comfortable workout with less stress on muscles and joints. The resistance that the water provides helps to create a more effective workout as well.
2. Get More Fresh Air
With the rise of modern technology, it’s easy to spend time indoors behind a screen. Not only is staring at a screen for hours at a time not ideal for your eyesight or mental stimulation, but it also limits your physical activity. As part of a healthier lifestyle, challenge yourself to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Not only will your health benefit from the physical activity, but simply being outside and soaking up the sun can do wonders for your mental health.
Invite a friend, family member or bring a pet along with you. Go for a walk, hike a local trail or simply spend time relaxing in your backyard oasis.
3. Relax in the Hot Tub
Speaking of your outdoor oasis, have you considered soaking in your hot tub on a regular basis? Engaging in routine hydrotherapy sessions can result in a wide array of health benefits and improvements, including but not limited to:
- Soothed joint pain
- Eased muscle tension
- Better sleep patterns
- Reduced stress
- Weight loss/maintenance
To benefit from regular hydrotherapy sessions, we recommend soaking in your hot tub several times a week, if not every day, for at least 20-30 minutes at a time. Keep yourself entertained inside the hot tub by reading a book, listening to music or bringing a loved one in with you.
4. Drink More Water
Did you know that you should be drinking a minimum of eight glasses of water a day? Not only is water essential to life as we know it but can also improve your health in many ways. To help you drink enough water each day, there are a number of mobile apps available to you. You can also set alarms to remind you to drink water regularly, or even purchase a special water bottle to help you keep track.
Make your water fun to drink by adding:
- Orange slices
How will you spice up your water?
5. Say No
Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Self-care is more prominent and important than ever before, as it can have a positive impact on your mental health. One form of self-care that many are becoming more familiar with, is saying no to certain obligations.
The more responsibilities and events that you are committed to, the more likely you are to feel overwhelmed, resentful and even trapped. If an opportunity or commitment presents itself to you, ask yourself if it is something you are truly excited or passionate about. If it will bring you more stress or cause you more trouble than it is worth, say no.
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