But the benefits don’t stop there. Let’s talk about exercise and how it affects people with achy joints.By definition, a low-impact workout is any exercise that keeps at least one foot on the ground at all times. With high-impact exercises, like running, both feet momentarily leave the ground. Running can cause an impact of two-and-a-half times the runner’s body weight. If you have joint pain, the benefits of the workout simply aren’t worth the agony. Swimming, on the other hand, is well worth it. Swimming isn’t high impact, or even low impact. Swimming is among the world’s only full-body, no-impact exercises. Every cell in your body works and is revitalized when swimming laps, all without any stress on your joints whatsoever. If you choose, you can walk against the current, treadmill style — only this treadmill might as well be on the moon. Your body weighs so little when submerged, that even walking against the current will have essentially no impact.
So there you have it. You can actually buy a rectangle-shaped box that brings all of the benefits of a no-impact, full-body swimming workout onto your deck.No pain. All gain.
If you came home to a hot tub, a soak after the 18th hole could melt those pains away.
- Hot water loosens stiff muscles, like the kind that scream at you what you’re digging out of the sand in the bunker — again.
- Pulsing jets massage away muscle tightness, like the kind that flare up in your lower back every time you hit a 9-iron full swing out of the rough.
- Soothing hydrotherapy melts away inflammation, like the kind in your elbows and hands that forces you to let up on your swing before you fully follow through. That’s the reason you spend so much time searching in the woods for a ball that would have stayed on the fairway had everything not hurt so much when you swung. Couple that with a soak before you head out onto the course, and you’ll prepare your body for the rigors to come, improving your swing, improving your game and feeling good for once while you play.
Golf is supposed to be fun, but there’s nothing fun about nerve endings screaming at you on every swing. Hydrotherapy might just be the most neglected aspect of your game.What you do before and after you hit the course matters just as much as what you do on the course.
If you own a bike, you should own a spa. Period.Tearing up the highway tears up your body, and when you get home, there is simply no better way to soothe and heal the beleaguered biker than with a soak in a spa. The hot water releases tension built up from long rides. The powerful jets unkink cramped muscles while relieving inflammation and tightness. The powerful, relaxing, meditative effect of hydrotherapy rejuvenates the mind, soul and wind-burned skin. They say that you don’t get out of a hot tub the same way you get in — and this is never more true than it is for the exclusive tribe of thrill seekers who prefer to pass the miles on two wheels instead of four.
Every show or movie that features bikers makes sure to give an intimate peek inside their clubhouse.Every clubhouse shares a few features. They all have a pool table. They all have a bar. They all have a shady room in the back where they hold “church” meetings where the newbies and hang-around guys aren’t allowed. But none of them ever have spas. Maybe they should. Maybe if the movies showed a bunch of brawny, bearded, scarred-up dudes unwinding in a hot tub after Sturgis, real-world bikers would realize the undeniable connection between Harleys and hot tubs.
That’s where a H2X Swim Spa comes in.The constant, measured current from the spa jets allows you to build endurance and strengthen muscles, as opposed to swimming in a traditional pool without significant current. Swimming keeps your heart rate up for cardiovascular benefits, with less impact stress on your body. Your heart and lungs will be grateful, and your body weight more manageable.
In addition to swimming, Michael Phelps Swim Spas provide a vast array of exercise equipment and regimen possibilities, all of which minimize the impact on problem areas, such as bad joints or an injured knee.Aquatic tread mills and bikes give you the opportunity to do the cardio workouts your body may need, while the buoyancy of the water drastically reduces the impact these machines would have on your joints if you did them in a gym. Get some water weights for low impact strength training too. Or simply put together your own workout regimen in your swim spa to maximize help to your own problem areas.
Of course, there’s the added benefit of a swim spa taking up less space in your yard than a pool, and coming equipped with a hot tub to help with relaxation after a vigorous workout.All around, it’s a must have for anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle.
- 49% of men who used a sauna once a week died during the study
- 38% of men who used a sauna no more than three times a week died during the study
- 31% of men who used a sauna four to seven times a week died during the study
So if you’re looking for a reason to convince your loved one that a Good Health Sauna is a worth-while purchase, living longer is certainly a point for you (if you’re keeping score). And, if you already have a sauna, consider using 15-20 minutes each day to improve your overall health.
There’s a reason every single Harley on the planet has Aspirin in the saddlebags. Riding hurts.You’ve read every article about maintaining good posture on a bike. You’ve subscribed to all the blogs that pore over every detail about proper position in the saddle. Yet every time you pull into the driveway and climb off your bike, your entire body feels like Braveheart on the rack. So, what do you do? You hobble inside, limp to the medicine cabinet and gobble up ibuprofen like Cookie Monster.
But there’s an alternative.Next time you come back from a long ride, head straight for your spa. There is simply nothing in the world that is more perfectly built to soothe the road pain right out of you.
- Throbbing muscles massaged back to normal.
- Achy back relieved and loosened.
- Stiff hands and fingers relieved.
- That perpetual ghost vibration you still feel 40 minutes after you shut off the engine? Gone.
It’s no secret that therapists have been using heat therapy and hydrotherapy on their golfer clients for years.You can get both at the same time by warming up (literally) in your spa before you play and heading straight to the hot tub to recover when you’re done. How does it work? Let’s take a look at what the experts say. According to GolfChannel.com, golfers are especially prone to 10 common injuries and ailments. Nine of them can be alleviated, avoided or soothed with hot tub therapy. Let’s start with the 10th problem, which hot tubs can’t fix. Sunburn. The 10th one is sunburn. If you’re going golfing in the hot sun, wear sunblock. Or don’t. But if you turn bright red, it’s not your hot tub’s fault. The other nine are:
- Back pain
- Knee pain
- Tendinitis in the elbows
- Wrist injuries
- Rotator cuff pain
- Hand and finger pain
- Neck pain
- Foot and ankle pain
- Hip problems