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How to Use a Hot Tub for a Healthier Lifestyle

An outdoor hot tub is a great addition to any backyard and is the perfect way to relax and relieve stress. However, there are a variety of other uses and health benefits you can take advantage of when using a hot tub. When used regularly, a hot tub can help with weight loss, improve sleep, and be used for physical therapy.


When choosing your hot tub designs before purchasing your outdoor spa, you will find an array of jets and jet placement options. When you take your personal health needs into consideration, you can create hot tub designs that are perfectly suited to assist you. Bullfrog Spas offers 17 interchangeable JetPak massage options with different sizes and power levels.

How to Use a Hot Tub

Knowing how to use a hot tub for many different outcomes will help you to apply heat therapy and hydromassage to reach your health goals. Check out these ideas for getting the most out of your outdoor hot tub.

Relax & Relieve Stress

Perhaps the most obvious use, but by no means the least important, is the benefit of reducing stress and aiding in relaxation. Taking a little time to yourself each day can improve your mood and help you feel rejuvenated and reconnected. Soaking in warm water before bed can also help regulate your nervous system and assist you with falling asleep.

Improve Relationships

An outdoor hot tub can also be used for spending time with family, friends, and significant others. It’s a great time to put away cell phones and devices and have meaningful conversations, or play hot tub games.

Therapy & Exercise

Soaking in a hot tub before a workout can help to warm up muscles and improve flexibility and range of motion. Use of a hot tub after a workout can relieve muscle soreness and joint pain. It can also boost cardiovascular health and help you to recover more quickly, improve performance, and reach your fitness goals. Additionally, you can perform low-impact exercises while you are in the hot tub. Activities like yoga, pilates, and water aerobics are great hot tub workouts.

Weight Loss

When the benefits listed above are combined with exercise and a healthy diet, regular use of a hot tub can contribute to weight loss. Relieving stress, improving sleep and relationships, and getting rid of muscle soreness and other pains all contribute to a general feeling of happiness and well-being, which helps when trying to maintain or reach a healthy weight.

How Long Can I Stay in a Hot Tub?

Your hot tub should be kept at a temperature of between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit. At this temperature, you can comfortably and safely stay in an outdoor hot tub for 15 to 30 minutes, or as long as you feel comfortable. It is always a good idea to keep drinking water nearby to stay hydrated.


You’ll know you have been in the hot tub for too long if you start to feel lightheaded or dizzy, get a headache, or start or stop sweating. You’ll also want to get out of the hot tub, cool off, and drink lots of water if you notice fatigue, tingling skin, or a change in your heart rate.

For more information about how to use a hot tub and safe practices, check out this guide from Bullfrog Spas.