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How to Conquer Cold and Flu this Year with a Hot Tub

Cold, flu, and allergies, oh my! It’s prime stuffy-nose season, and this year your health should be your number one priority. Good thing you’ve got an ace in your pocket when it comes to treating cold and flu symptoms: your hot tub!

Crystal Clear Waters

Before you hop in to soak away the sniffles, you’ll definitely want to make sure your spa water is clean. If your levels are off, you’ll need to balance them before you get in, because your immune system is already lowered as it battles your cold. This is one of those times you’ll be glad you have the Freshwater Salt System® to help keep your water healthy and ready to soak! 

It’s Getting Hot in Here

Your body’s natural response to fighting illness is to raise your core body temperature. Help your fever fight viruses when you relax in your hot tub. Try turning up the heat to about 104 degrees to really maximize your spa’s efficiency in germ fighting. In fact, raising your body’s temperature is a great way to give your immune system a boost. So, even if you’re feeling great today, go ahead and relax with some hydrotherapy. Your immune system will thank you!

Let’s Get Physical!

It’s tempting to lie in bed all day when you’re not feeling 100%, but try getting up anyway. The trick to helping your fever aid in the healing process is to keep it elevated. Try to get up and move around some when you can. Aim to spend at least 20 minutes in your hot tub every 3 to 4 hours to keep your temperature up, prevent muscle stiffness, and relieve congestion. 

Can’t Breathe with No Air 

One of the most miserable symptoms of cold and flu is feeling like you can’t breathe. The heat and steam from your hot tub will work wonders when it comes to opening up your sinuses, but you can make it even more effective. Apply some essential oils like peppermint or eucalyptus behind your ears or a dollop of Vicks under your nose. These will help relieve stuffy sinuses and chest congestion along with the steam from your spa to help you breathe better.

More Sleep, Less Counting Sheep 

Win the war against cold and flu this year by getting plenty of quality sleep. But how can you have a GREAT night’s sleep when you’re sick? By soaking in a hot tub of course! Hot tubs are naturally good at helping you relax and sleep better. Once your sickness symptoms are alleviated, you’ll get the quality rest your body needs to get your healthy train back on track.

A hot tub is literally a pool of healing water for both your mind and your body. If you’re ready to feel your best all year round, contact our professionals at SpaExpo! We’ve got an amazing selection of spas perfect for you! Whether you’re looking for a special place to socialize, or you’re focused on your physical health, one of our spectacular hot tubs will meet your needs.

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