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  • Is a Swim Spa or Pool Better? 4 Practical Reasons for Each

    We're convinced that swimming is underrated. That's where we're starting with this article. Swimming is good exercise, fun for the family, refreshing, and more. But where should you swim? Is a swim spa or pool better in your back yard? Is a Swim Spa or Pool Better? Every person, and every family, has different needs. The answer to this question really depends on your circumstances and desires. Some will find that a pool is best. Others will discover the relaxation they need in a swim spa. The key is to figure out what will serve you best – now... Read More
  • The Top 6 Reasons to Get a Swim Spa

    You have a choice. You can get a hot tub that seats 4, 6, even 8 people. Or, you can get a swim spa. We're all pretty familiar with hot tubs – what makes them good, why we enjoy them, even how they work. But swim spas are another story. What are the reasons to get a swim spa? What sets them apart? Let's look at 6 of the very best reasons to get a swim spa. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you'll know whether or not a swim spa might work for you. 6 Great Reasons... Read More
  • Should I Buy A Hot Tub? 4 Practical Reasons You Should

    If you're asking why you should buy a hot tub, chances are you haven't been in one recently. Hot tubs offer an incredibly relaxing experience. "Should I buy a hot tub?" usually means, "enjoyment is great, but I need some practical reasons." We already know the typical reasons. Warm water is soothing, the jets feel great, and there's no better place to sit at the end of a long day. But there are more reasons. Why Should I Buy a Hot Tub? Since you asked, we've come up with a list of 4 practical reasons you should buy a... Read More
  • How to Exercise in a Swim Spa in 7 Easy Steps

    Water heals, soothes, and relaxes. It's a natural environment for exercise and pain relief. In fact, hydrotherapy in a swim spa is a popular rehab method, especially for those with leg injuries. But how do you exercise in a swim spa? For maximum benefit, you need to know how to exercise in a swim spa the right way. Because of water's physical properties – resistance, pressure, temperature – water is an effective exercise medium. And the easiest place to do it is a swim spa at your own home. Keep reading to learn how. How to Exercise in a... Read More
  • Should I Get a Hot Tub or Swim Spa?

    Hot tub shoppers often ask: "Should I get a hot tub or swim spa? Which is better?" There are clear benefits to both, and a lot of them are personal. This article should help you answer those questions. First, some definitions. Swim spas are moderately-sized jetted tubs. In them, you can swim against the current created by the jets. You stay in one place as you swim while the water moves around you. Hot tubs have no such current, but the water often swirls and bubbles around sitters as they relax. You may already have a preference, but... Read More
  • How Sauna Makes You Healthy in the Winter

    Winter is cold and flu season. It’s hard to stay healthy during the winter time. Icy weather make Netflix or a good book much more attractive than going for a run. And we tend to eat a lot of sugar over the holidays, further weakening our immune systems. Recent research actually shows a link between cold air and sickness. And if you tend to come under extra stress over the holiday season, your health is further compromised. We're bound to get sick this winter, right? Actually, we're not without defense. Research has also shown how sauna makes... Read More
  • 5 of the Very Best Reasons to Get an Outdoor Sauna

    When you're looking for a sauna, you're faced with two choices. You can get an outdoor sauna or build one indoors. Both are attractive in their own way. And there are some pretty compelling reasons to get an outdoor sauna. In fact, with the rise of outdoor living – outdoor kitchens, patios with fire pits, and more – outdoor saunas may be more attractive than they've been in a long time. Here are 5 stellar reasons to get an outdoor sauna for your own back yard. 5 Benefits of a Good Outdoor Sauna Your sauna helps you escape... Read More
  • How Sauna Helps Keep You Happier in the Winter

    Winter isn't the most pleasant time of the year. That's why most people do anything they can to make it more bearable. To that end, it's worth exploring how sauna helps keep you happier in the winter. Saunas have proven health benefits. They can help your skin, improve circulation, help you achieve more restful sleep, and even help reduce heart attack risk. It's not a mystery how sauna helps keep you happier in winter. Saunas work to lighten your mood in 2 effective ways. 1. Increased Heart Rate There's a scientific reason why you're enjoying a good mood post-sauna... Read More
  • 3 Reasons Why You Need to Sauna in the Winter

    Winter is knocking on the door. Some of us love it, some hate it. But all of us can agree on this: there's nothing like hot chocolate and a fuzzy blanket. Now it's time to add a third item to that list. Sauna. You need to sauna in the winter. To prove our point, we've got 3 good reasons … Why You Need to Sauna in the Winter If you're the hibernate-or-migrate type, getting a home sauna can make your winter better – in almost every way. Here are the 3 top reasons why you need to sauna in... Read More
  • 6 of the Very Best Reasons to Get an Indoor Sauna

    Everyone loves to unwind. And some find their best relaxation in a sauna. For them, the question isn't "should I get a sauna?" It's "do I want an outdoor sauna, or should I get an indoor sauna?" You can find good reasons to get either type of sauna. But rather than pit them against each other, this article will focus on why you should get an indoor sauna. Why You Should Get an Indoor Sauna Your choice comes down to which kind of sauna will benefit you most. Here are 6 reasons to give you perspective and (hopefully) help... Read More

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