Hot tubs are a great way to unwind and relax, especially after a long day. Many health benefits are attributed to regularly soaking in hot tubs, such as relieving muscle pain, lessening stress levels, and improving sleep.
While there are many health of wellness benefits to it, soaking in hot tubs also could have certain risks for it, like dehydration. Because it’s so relaxing, people tend to forget to drink and stay hydrated.
The Risks of Dehydration
You might think there’s no need to worry about dehydration in the hot tub since there’s nothing strenuous about it. In fact, it’s a completely relaxing experience.
However, prolonged exposure to hot temperatures, no matter how relaxing it is, will inevitably have an impact on your body. Dehydration is among the first areas of concern. If you don’t hydrate enough in a hot tub, you can experience dizziness or light-headedness.
Instead of feeling relaxed, you can also begin to feel tired and sluggish instead. Headaches are typical symptoms of dehydration too. And of course, you’ll experience dryness of the mouth. Fortunately, you can easily prepare for good hydration.
Here are some ideas to make the most out of your hot tub experience, with help from your favorite drink for staying hydrated on hand.
Cold Glass of Water
The easiest way to stay hydrated in a hot tub is to keep a glass of cold water handy. It’s a refreshing treat for anyone soaking up in a hot tub. Not to mention, it’s very simple and easy to prepare. You only need to prepare the ice for your glass of water, and that’s it!
For some folks, just plain water isn’t going to cut it. If you want something more flavorful without resorting to excessively sweet drinks like soda, you can use fruit-infused water instead. All you have to do is slice up your favorite fruit and add it to your pitcher of water.
The most common fruits used for infusion are lemon, watermelon, and even kiwi. That’s because these are zesty enough on their own, which can boost the flavor in the water while also boosting the health benefits you can enjoy from the drink.
You can also use cucumber slices if you’d rather use a vegetable for utter freshness. Whichever you choose, it will be a great option for you to drink in the hot tub.
Another option you can enjoy is tea. Take it iced while in the tub, or end your session with a warm cup of herbal tea. This is a very refreshing alternative, and not to mention, healthy as well. You can even add a slice of fresh lemon too to your glass of iced tea.
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