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Can Hot Tubs Improve Your Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms?

Ancient societies, from the Romans to the Egyptians, have long regarded hydrotherapy as a beneficial means to treating and relieving ailments. In modern day, hydrotherapy is often used in sports medicine and even physical therapy. While soaking in a hot tub commonly relaxes and relieves aches and pains, it may also benefit your Type 2 diabetes.

A study at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado, which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, suggests hot tubs may have positive effects on those who have Type 2 diabetes. In the study, eight diabetics soaked in a hot tub for 30 minutes, six days a week for three weeks. As a result, many of the diabetic participants noticed positive effects, such as weight loss, reduced blood sugar levels, and improved sleep.

Benefits

Over the course of the study, the participants’ average blood glucose levels were reduced. In fact, one participant even lowered his daily insulin dosage by 18 percent. The participants also lost an average of 3.75 pounds. Though the results varied, these are valuable benefits for those who are coping with Type 2 diabetes.

The participants in the study also noted they experienced improved sleep and a better sense of well-being. While these findings are not necessarily tangible, the researchers suggested the relaxation benefits of hydrotherapy could have caused these improvements. Because the participants were taking 30 minutes out of the day to unwind and relax, which they weren’t doing otherwise, this period of relaxation may have been responsible for their improved sleep and sense of well-being.

Caution

Before soaking in a hot tub though, speak with your doctor to ensure it is safe for you. If you have diabetes and suffer from nerve damage, it is especially important to receive doctor’s approval prior to using a spa. Additionally, because relaxing in a tub can lower blood pressure, always take caution when exiting it.

While it may take additional studies to further solidify these results, upon your doctor’s approval, go ahead and soak, relax, and unwind.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Hot Tub Water Sanitation

You don’t need to be some kind of chemistry whiz to master clean and clear water in your hot tub. However, understanding certain elements of water chemistry and their interactions may make it easier for you to make your spa sparkle. The secret to maintaining a sanitized spa is all in the upkeep, so follow our simple do’s and don’ts for an inviting cloud-free, bacteria-free backyard oasis.

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Must-have Backyard Gadgets

When you’re looking to make your backyard party more inviting, sometimes it’s simply in the details. Instead of fretting over creating a masterfully designed landscape and installing the swankiest hot tub model on the market, consider some of our suggested gadgets. In fact, you may already have them lying around in your home. Re-purpose these gadgets and transform your BBQ from an ordinary cookout to something the neighbors will talk about for years.

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Hottest Accessories for Your Hot Tub

You’ve had your hot tub for a few seasons now, and it’s been a popular spot for friends and family during your backyard parties. From your luaus to your star gazing sessions, your guests are beginning to wonder how you’ll top your last hot tub festivities.

While you still want to keep your hot tub as the center attraction at your backyard bashes this summer, why not update it with the hottest accessories on the market? Shift the focus from your waterproof hors d’oeuvres and beach-y cocktails and let your new hot tub additions be the life of the party instead. To ensure your next get-together is the talk of the town, check out our favorite spa accessories:

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Joy for Joints: How a Hot Tub can Ease Your Joint Pain

You’re feeling creaky and achy. Your joints are howling in pain as a steady throb pulses through your body. Whether you pushed yourself a little too hard on the basketball court or are enduring full-blown Arthritis, a dip in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub may be the answer to temporarily relieving your pain.

Just imagine treating yourself to a relaxing soak in a steamy hot tub while simultaneously easing your joint soreness. The combination of the hot tub’s buoyancy, heat, and hydromassage targets your discomfort and works to improve your overall quality of health.

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Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub

When it comes to planning any hot tub party, it helps to think of your think of your new hot tub as the ultimate party guest, the center of attention that everyone simply can’t get enough of. During your first 100 days as a Jacuzzi® brand hot tub owner, show off all your new hot tub has to offer with these easy ideas for hot tub party themes.

HOT TUB OPEN HOUSEOpenHouse Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub Just the fact that you purchased a hot tub is a good enough reason to throw a party, so host an “Open House”-themed party that showcases your hot tub for family and friends. Grab these essentials:

• Welcome your guests with that new set of towels.
• Place a basket of flip-flops for guests so they can kick off their shoes and socks and relax.
• Put the “hot” in hot tub party with hot-themed appetizers like spicy Thai chicken skewers or jalapeño poppers. If spicy isn’t your thing, consider serving mini hot dogs.
• Provide refreshments that pack a kick of their own like habanero-infused margaritas or spiced coffee in the evening.

 

SPORTS NIGHTGameNight Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub What better way to watch a game with friends than in a hot tub? Gather your favorite team’s fanbase together for “Sports Night”-themed hot tub party that cheers your team to victory. Grab these essentials:

• Bring the game to you by setting up the TV outside or within range of the hot tub.
• Serve hot tub-friendly appetizers or desserts featuring the colors of your favorite team. Anything served on a stick is always a safe bet to help prevent soggy crumbs.
• For whatever sport you’re watching, get some waterproof balls to toss around during commercial breaks.

 

BOOK CLUBBookClub Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub The intimate setting of a hot tub is the perfect gathering space for your book club to discuss the book of the month. When it’s your turn to host, invite the whole group over for an evening of good friends, good conversation and lots of laughs. Grab these essentials:

• If it’s your turn to pick the book, suggest a book that’s ocean or water-themed, or maybe even something that’s on the “steamier” side.
• Try serving hot-tub friendly appetizers that match the theme of the book. If that’s too hard, serve nautical-themed snacks like grilled fish skewers or shrimp cocktails instead.
• Come up with a simple trivia game based on the book that everyone can play for prizes while in the hot tub.

 

A DAY AT “THE BEACH”AtTheBeach Essential Theme Parties for Your New Hot Tub If you can’t get to the beach, bring the beach to you with a hot tub party that captures the spirit of a summer day at the beach. Grab these essentials:

• Provide your guests with colorful beach towels, sunblock and flip flops when they arrive.
• Grab beach balls for guests to toss to each other. They’re also great for decoration!
• Surround the hot tub area with sea shells and beach chairs to help set the mood.
• If you’re going for a more tropical beach theme, serve island-themed drinks like Mai Tais and Mojitos.

 

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5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 Days

What you get out of your new Jacuzzi® brand hot tub is what you put into it. Ask any long-term hot tub owner and they’ll attest to the fact that there are certain things they’d wish they’d known during their first 100 days of ownership. With that in mind, make sure that you aren’t missing out on any of the opportunities your new hot tub provides with this list of 5 mistakes to avoid.

mistake1 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 DaysMISTAKE #1: I can’t find the time to take a dip.
Whether it’s a quick dip in the early hours of the morning, a post-work moment to decompress or a Sunday night ritual to prepare for the week ahead, all it takes is 15 minutes here and there to reap the benefits of your new hot tub. However, it’s equally important that the hot tub time you set aside is pressure-free. If it’s your usual hot tub night and you prefer to unwind on the couch with some TV instead, it’s no big deal. Your hot tub is a source of enjoyment and pleasure, not an obligation.
 

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MISTAKE #2: I haven’t customized my hot tub to meet my needs.
You wouldn’t drive a new car without first adjusting your seats, mirror, radio and climate settings. Likewise, as a new hot tub owner, it’s important to find out what feels right for you when it comes to temperature, seating, jets and pressure. Use your first 100 days as a hot tub owner to familiarize yourself with each configuration and watch as, in no time, you become a certified hot tub expert!

 
mistake3 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 DaysMISTAKE #3: I haven’t created a family hot tub ritual.
Hot tubs are the ultimate gathering place for the entire family, which is why making hot tub time a family ritual is so effective for quality bonding time. It helps to think of it as an extension of your living room with the added bonus of heated water and massaging jets, where everyone can get together after their day to chat, relax and enjoy each other’s company. Activities like game night or star gazing help to keep all ages entertained and coming back for more.

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MISTAKE #4: I haven’t hosted a hot tub party.

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a new hot tub owner is watching others enjoy the pleasure it provides. Don’t miss out on the satisfaction of showcasing your new back yard investment by hosting at least one hot tub party during your first 100 days of ownership. To help the party run as smoothly as possible, take the time to do some simple preparations in the way of refreshments, spare towels and party playlists. Hot tub theme parties are also a great way to turn it up a notch and keep your guests coming back for more.

mistake5 5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your First 100 DaysMISTAKE #5: I haven’t used my hot tub for romance.
The hot tub is most enjoyable when in the company of at least one other person, especially when that person is your significant other. Alone time in the hot tub with that special someone allows for relaxed communication that’s free of distractions and interruptions. It’s also the ideal place for sparking romance, so the next time it’s date night, head for the back yard. Turn up the heat with some candles, romantic music and the built-in loveseat that’s ideal for couples.
 
 
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5 Easy Ways to Make Your New Hot Tub Family-Friendly

During your first 100 days as Jacuzzi® brand hot tub owner, you’ll quickly discover why it’s the ultimate gathering place for the entire family. It helps to think of your hot tub as a living room with jets, where every family member can gather together after a long day apart to chat, relax and enjoy each other’s company. As a new owner, you may be wondering how to maximize family time in the hot tub. To get the ball rolling, here are five simple ways to make your hot tub as family-friendly as possible.

Game Night 5 Easy Ways to Make Your New Hot Tub Family FriendlyINTRODUCE GAME NIGHT
Whether your family holds game night on a regular basis or you’ve tried it before without much success, moving game night to your hot tub both puts a unique spin on a classic family activity and provides yet another reason to suit up. Adding water to game night is relatively easy and requires only a few adjustments. Look for waterproof versions of playing cards, checkers and floating board games. Games like charades don’t involve any special equipment, but keep in mind it’s not as easy to move around when sitting in your hot tub.

 

KEEP THEM FED WITHOUT THE MESS
You already know the way to your family’s heart is often through their stomachs, but certain foods are better suited than others for munching on in the hot tub. Snacks like popcorn and chips aren’t the best foods for hot tubs, as they’re easily dropped into the water. Pick foods that keep little (and big) hands clean to keep the water clear and avoid soggy crumbs. Cheese and veggie trays are safe bets, as are popsicles and other foods that come on sticks.

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HAVE EXTRA BATHING SUITS ON HAND
As kids get older, they sometimes become more reluctant to join in on family time. That’s where your hot tub comes in. Don’t let their budding social life get in the way of family time by extending an invite to take a dip to their schoolmates, boyfriends and girlfriends. Keeping extra bathing suits and towels on hand will ensure that any last-minute guests can comfortably join in on the fun.

 

 

FIND A CROWD-PLEASING TEMPERATURE
The best way to ensure your family enjoys their time in the hot tub is to make sure everyone’s comfortable. Keep in mind that the temperature you prefer may not be ideal for everyone else. While the majority of hot tub users enjoy a water temperature in the range of 100°F – 102°F, some prefer turning it up to the maximum of 104°F. As a new owner, it’s important to experiment with the temperature while everyone’s present. Once you find a temperature that everyone agrees on, try to stick to it, as continuously raising and lowering the heat can bump up operational costs and add wear. It’s also important to keep in mind that children under 5 should not be in hot tubs over 95°F, and should only remain in hot tubs for 5-10 minutes at a time, regardless of temperature.

Make it Safe 5 Easy Ways to Make Your New Hot Tub Family FriendlyMAKE IT SAFE
Most important, make sure that safety’s always top of mind when your family uses the hot tub. We recommend keeping a first aid kit nearby at all times. For younger children especially, keeping the area around your hot tub secure is a must, so you may want to consider installing slip-resistant mats. Make sure younger children know not to go near the hot tub without an adult present. Likewise, talk to teenagers about appropriate hot tub behavior. It should be made clear that the water temperature should not exceed 104° F and that plastic cups are a good rule of thumb when bringing a drink in the hot tub.
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From Bubbles to a Promotion: How Relaxation Improves Concentration

Hard work has long been heralded as the quickest — if not the only — path to success, but what happens when those long hours threaten your performance? Studies show that an overloaded mind can often contribute to depleted energy, decreased concentration, and a general sense of unease. What’s more, many doctors are increasingly looking at prolonged stress as the starting point for a variety of medical conditions. In other words, that hard work could actually be hurting just as much as it’s helping.

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Don’t Let Your Bubbles Get You into Trouble: Hot Tub Safety for Kids

Shut off the game consoles, put away the smart phones, and invite your family to join you in some backyard fun. After all, you’ve finalized the patio, set up your new hot tub, and whipped up your kid’s favorite snacks. It’s the perfect time for some family bonding in your revamped yard. However, before you turn on the bubbles, ensure your tub won’t get anyone into trouble. Follow our simple tips to maintain a safe environment for the whole family to gather:

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Maintaining an Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

Just because you enjoy relaxing in your Jacuzzi® hot tub doesn’t mean you need to kick all your eco-friendly habits to the curb. There are several ways of maintaining a hot tub without wasting energy or receiving staggering electric bills in the mail. Rest easy in your tub sans the worry about its impact on Mother Earth when you follow a few of our simple tips for a more eco-friendly hot tub setup:

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Indoor vs Outdoor Hot Tubs: Understanding The Difference

Jacuzzi® hot tubs bring together friends and family. They provide a space to unwind, relax, and create memories. Whether you’re hosting an intimate meeting with your closest friends or catching up with your family, a hot tub offers the ideal gathering place.

However, when you’re in the market for a hot tub of your own, before making the big purchase, you need to decide if you want to soak under the stars in your backyard or in the privacy inside your own home. The following are just a few aspects to consider when choosing between an outdoor hot tub oasis and an indoor hot tub cove.

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