The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to set positive goals. As you enter 2020, you may want to work toward living a healthier overall lifestyle. With the addition of a few luxury at-home features, the right mindset and a little expertise, you can make this year your healthiest one yet.
In this article, we’re going to list five of the best New Year’s resolutions to help you live a healthier lifestyle.
1. SOAK IN YOUR HOT TUB
Did you know that soaking in a hot tub regularly can offer a variety of health benefits? By soaking in your spa several times a week for a minimum of 15-20 minutes at a time, you can experience an improvement in your:
- Mental health
- Physical well-being
This is due to a therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy. Also known as water therapy, hydrotherapy utilizes the combined effects of buoyancy, heat, and massage to help improve your overall health. The buoyancy lifts pressure and weight from your body, allowing the heat and massage from the jets to better ease tension from muscles and soothe sore joints. The rise in temperature can also help to improve your circulation, helping oxygen in your bloodstream to reach all areas of your body at a steadier rate. This can result in improved healing following an injury, eased symptoms of arthritis, improved sleep patterns, and reduced stress, due to the improved production of endorphins.
2. RELAX IN A SAUNA
Are you feeling particularly tense? Ease muscle tension and help your mind relax with a soothing sauna session. Whether you choose to listen to music, read a book, watch a movie, or simply relax and indulge, spending time in your sauna can help to reduce stress and improve your quality of life. With helpful therapeutic techniques such as red-light therapy, a Jacuzzi Infrared® Sauna might be just what your lifestyle is in need of.
3. EXERCISE IN AN ALL SEASON POOL
While many include exercise within their New Year’s resolutions, it’s important to note that you should do what you love. If you aren’t a runner or dislike going to the gym, that form of exercise might not be for you. Many, on the other hand, love to exercise in water. That is exactly what an All Season Pool can offer you!
Often described as the perfect combination of a swimming pool and hot tub, All Season Pools create the perfect environment for both relaxation and exercise. To make the most of your exercise regimen, find a variety of effective water-based exercises and create a schedule that you can commit to, along with an attainable goal.
Some of our favourite all season pool exercises include:
- Walking, jogging and/or running
- Jumping jacks
- Reverse crunches
- Torso twists
- Tricep dips
- Wall push-ups
Along with these exercises, you can swim against the current as a form of cardiovascular exercise. Depending on your current physical ability, you may want to start by exercising two or three times a week for 30 minutes and work your way up to four or five times a week for an hour or so. Always ensure that you are hydrated and exercise in combination with a healthy diet.
Before starting any exercise regimen, it is recommended that you consult a member of your health care team.
4. REDUCE YOUR SCREEN TIME
With the rise of modern technology, it’s easy to feel like you are always stuck behind a screen. Whether it’s a mobile device, television or laptop, your physical and mental health can begin to take a toll with too much screen time. Reduce your screen time one hour at a time, starting with one unplugged hour a day. Put your devices away and focus on a task that is good for both your body and mind.
Some activities that you may enjoy include:
- Listening to music or playing an instrument
- Reading a book or writing in a journal
- Walking your dog or spending time with a pet
- Volunteering at a local hospital or animal shelter
- Gardening, organizing or housework
- Painting, drawing or colouring
One of our favourite pastimes to keep you entertained while reducing your screen time is to spend time reading under an outdoor gazebo. You can enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature, all while reading your new captivating book and spending time under your gazebo installation.
5. MAKE SLEEP A PRIORITY
With all of the commitments and responsibilities that you have, it can be easy to let your sleep fall through the cracks. It is recommended to get an average of eight hours of sleep a night, but unfortunately many have claimed that they rarely get that much. Make your sleep a priority as part of your healthy lifestyle by instilling a bedtime routine.
Here is an example of a healthy bedtime routine:
Start with any tidying up or housework that must be done, and then move into your hot tub, sauna or allAll Season Pool for a relaxing spa-like session. After you are feeling relaxed, have a shower or bath, complete with an essential oil diffuser or a candle with your favourite scent. Next, change into comfortable sleepwear and curl into bed with a good book, soothing music or ambient backyard noise.
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