If you’re looking for some new ways to improve your health in 2020, this article is for you. These commons sense tips are easy to implement, no matter what your age or health level. So, read on for some solid advice on how to get started living your best life.
1. Daily Hydrotherapy
One of the easiest ways to invest in your wellbeing this year is by scheduling regular time in your hot tub. Spending 20-30 minutes in your spa each night not only gives you a chance to relax, but it can also lower stress levels, relieve pain and improve mobility.
It’s also a chance to enjoy a little bit of ‘me time.’ Put on your favorite tunes and allow the heated water and jet massage to melt away the tensions of the day. It truly is one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to practice self-care.
2. Being Active
As important as it is to kick back and relax, incorporating physical activity into your day is also a vital part of staying healthy. The key to sticking to this resolution is in setting realistic goals. There’s no point in signing up for a hot yoga class if you don’t enjoy group exercise or in purchasing a gym membership if you don’t actually like going to the gym.
Instead, look for enjoyable ways to get active. If you like swimming, spend more time exercising, treading water or swimming laps in your swimming pool. Invite a few friends over for a DIY water aerobics class or help your kids improve their swimming skills to change things up.
3. Eating Healthy
So often, you hear of people going on a diet when the New Year rolls around. The problem is, few diets are sustainable long-term and lead to frustration. So, in 2020, forget about dieting and concentrate on eating healthy. When fruits and vegetables, complex carbs and lean proteins make up your daily diet, counting calories becomes a thing of the past. That doesn’t mean you can’t have sugary, salty or fatty foods at all. Just limit your intake to a few times a week.
4. Prioritizing Sleep
Being well-rested is a key component to living a healthy lifestyle. In fact, the average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep per night to function well.
So, if you want to be at your best every single day, resolve to get to bed a bit earlier at night, even if that means turning off the TV an hour before you normally would or reading a chapter less of the latest novel on your bedside table.
Having trouble falling asleep at night? Here’s a tip: try soaking in your hot tub for at least 15-20 minutes before bed. The warm, flowing water followed by the cool air can help your body to naturally prepare for sleep.
5. Spending Time Outside
Did you know being out in the fresh air has been proven to lower stress hormones? Not only can being outside help you manage your stress, but when sunlight hits the skin, your body naturally produces vitamin D, which plays a crucial role in your health.
With this in mind, try to set aside at least 10 minutes each day to get some fresh air. And, on your less busy days, aim for an hour. Walking, biking, gardening or even just relaxing in the outdoors will do your body good.
If you want to focus on improving your health in 2020, we can help. As a top provider of high-quality outdoor hot tubs in Maryland, Pool Tech can help you find the right spa for your home. Come visit us at our Salisbury showroom to see the spas and spa accessories we have in stock. We also supply hot tub parts and hot tub maintenance services to keep your spa in perfect working order.