Whoever said home is where the heart is only had it half right. Home is also where your best health is. With more of us spending time at home these days, it’s important that we explore new approaches to healthy living. Let’s look at some easy ways to get and stay healthy without ever leaving your home.

1. Exercise

Whether you want to get in shape or maintain your current fitness level, there’s no better place to do that than at home. Purchasing a pool or swim spa is an investment not only in your health, but in convenience as well. Why leave the comforts of your own home to work out at the gym or go jogging on busy walking trails when you can get a complete workout in your own back yard?

With a pool or a swim spa, you can opt to swim laps, which is a great workout in itself, or you can add traditional land exercises to your routine. In the water, however, they become even more effective because you’re moving against the resistance of the water.

Jogging, aerobic moves like jumping jacks and strengthening exercises such as squats and lunges are all intensified in the water, helping you to burn more calories. As an added bonus, the water reduces the stress on your joints.

2. De-Stress

One of the best ways to rid your body of stress is with soothing heat. No, that doesn’t mean you need to book a trip to a tropical beach. You can de-stress in the comfort of your own home with your very own hot tub or sauna.

A hot tub combines heated water and jet massage for a relaxing and healing experience. The heat of the water loosens and warms your muscles, while improving circulation, offering relief from tightness, swelling and inflammation.

Perhaps the best thing about a spa is that you can decide on the type of massage you need whether that is full-body, or a more targeted treatment.

A sauna is also an ideal way to relax tight muscles. Aside from that, however, are a whole host of health benefits from detoxification to pain relief to improving sleep and boosting your cardiovascular health.

3.Healthy Eating

Now that we’ve looked after mind and physical fitness, let’s concentrate on proper nourishment of the body. We all know how important it is to eat a healthy diet. One thing that can help you do just that is your barbecue.

Although traditionally done in the warmer months, there’s no reason why you can’t use your barbecue year-round. When you grill your meat and vegetables, the nutrients and vitamins are sealed into the food, ensuring you receive the full nutritional benefit they bring. There is also less fat in your meat because the excess drips off of it through the grates.

Barbecuing also translates into more leisure time because your kitchen won’t require a big clean up. Spend more time enjoying your hot tub, pool or swim spa, and less time cooking and cleaning!

WCI Pools & Spas

WCI Pools & Spas is your trusted local provider of swimming pools, swim spas, hot tubs, and saunas in Iowa. Visit our Ames or Urbandale showrooms to see the hot tubs and spas we have in stock or to speak with one of our experts about any questions you might have.