As you walk out of the doctor’s office, diagnosis in hand, you’re suddenly faced with the responsibility of radically changing your lifestyle to manage your newfound Type 2 diabetes. While you may feel alone with this disease, it’s actually a fairly common condition. According to the CDC, 34 million Americans are living with diabetes and 90 to 95% have Type 2. Diet and exercise will play a huge role in maintaining your health, along with a surprising tool you may already have in your backyard. Let’s talk about how a HotSpring® spa can help you manage diabetes, and the support a hot tub can offer in making healthy choices.
Soaking for Better Sleep
Living with a chronic condition like Type 2 diabetes can leave your body fatigued. Not only does your body have to keep up with your disease, feeling anxious or even depressed can keep you awake at night and contribute to feelings of exhaustion throughout the day. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. A nightly soak in your HotSpring spa is the perfect way to calm your mind and ease the tension in your body, setting you up for success when you hit the hay. Try to soak for 15 to 20 minutes, and climb under the covers for the best night’s sleep ever.
Relax Your Cravings Away
It’s no secret your diet undergoes some radical changes, but the good news is your HotSpring® spa can help you manage diabetes by making it a bit easier to choose “good for you” foods. Cortisol, the stress hormone, plays a HUGE part in our impulsive food choices. We crave comfort in times of duress — usually sweets and carbs. The next time your stress is hindering your smart food choices, you can slip into your hot tub for some much needed stress relief and restore your resolve when it comes to temptations from the pantry.
Kickstart Your Fitness to Manage Diabetes
One of the best ways to manage your diabetes? Exercise! If getting motivated when it comes to fitness has always been a struggle for you, we’ve got the perfect solution: a hot tub! It’s hard to say no to a good ole’ fashioned workout when you add warm water and soothing jets to your program. In fact, starting a fitness routine in your spa is the perfect place for beginners. Not only will the water resistance help you to achieve an effective workout, you’ll enjoy balance support, AND it makes almost any motion low impact on your joints. Once your workouts become a habit and you feel stronger, you can move outside of your hot tub to exercise. Just remember to dip back in and soak away the soreness after a good sweat session.
Better sleep, craving control, and a space to exercise, is there anything a HotSpring spa can’t do? We can’t think of it! The Texas Hot Tub Company proudly serves almost all of North Texas, from Dallas to Fort Worth and surrounding areas. Contact us today and find the perfect hot tub to bring home and help you on your wellness journey.