April is National Stress Awareness Month, and this April has been unusually stressful for most. While owning and purchasing a hot tub won’t take all of your stress away, it is a tool to help you relax and manage stress. We at Luxury Bath and Spa want everyone to relax, unwind, and do the best they can to manage their stress. We also want to raise awareness of the health ramifications stress can cause.
The impact that stress has on the body and mind
In the US, stress has become and remains an issue for people of all ages. Teens and adults alike are impacted by stress, and the long terms effects aren’t pleasant. It has become such an issue that the Federal Occupational Health Agency, in connection with the Health and Human Services, raises awareness for the issue. They have a health campaign called “Take Time to Unwind,” and they give great tips on how to relax the body and mind. You will find other resources about mental and physical health on their website as well.
Below are some of the effects stress can cause on the body, according to Mayo Clinic,
As harmful as stress is, it can also be managed by numerous medical and non-medical alternatives. Sitting in your Hot Spring® Spa is one of the several ways to unwind, relax, and destress. There are Real Life Stories, Like Rebecca’s, who relied on her hot tub to help relieve stress. In addition to enjoying the great outdoors, breathing in the fresh air, taking time away from your electronics, the benefits of water therapy, and hydromassage, there are other ways to help relieve stress.
Mayo Clinic also recommends ways to manage your stress; some of those options include.
- Getting regular exercise
- Practicing relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, ta chi or massage
- Spending time with healthy friends and family
- Setting aside time to enjoy healthy hobbies, like reading or listening to music.
- Getting enough sleep
These are just a few of the ways you can manage your stress. If these aren’t enough, we have great local resources, doctors, medical professionals, and counselors you can reach out to.
Stay Healthy and Safe everyone!