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February is American Heart Month

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Hot tub soaks are a natural yet powerful way to naturally improve heart health.

One in four deaths annually are caused by heart disease. Yes, you read that correctly; nearly 25 percent of deaths in the United States are caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death. While this statistic is shocking and upsetting, there are precautions you can take to ensure you don’t become another part of this statistic.

There are many changes both small and big that contribute to a strong, healthy heart. But did you know that your hot tub can assist you in your journey? Thanks to a study done at the Mayo Clinic, it’s been proven that hot tubs simulate exercise. This means you get benefits of working out with less stress on the heart.

You may be thinking to yourself that cardiac patients should avoid hot tubs at all costs; but the Mayo Clinic has found different results. Their report “Mayo Clinic OK’s Spas for Heart Patients” cites that spas are actually less stressful to your heart than working out on an exercise bike. Of course, consult your doctor before getting into a hot tub to make sure it’s a safe choice for you.

Make sure you are taking care of your body outside of the hot tub as well. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables and aim to workout for at least 30 minutes every day. Let’s tackle this heart disease problem head-on so we can live our strongest, healthiest and happiest lives.

Sources: Health Finder, Olympic Hot Tub