Choosing a healthy lifestyle by working out is the first step to improving the quality of living! Most people who workout do not realize that hot tubbing can make a huge difference in their results! There is a secret to using your hot tub to improve your workout sessions, and the secret is timing!
Before Your Workout
Although most people think that using their hot tub after a long run is the ideal time, the truth is that using your hot tub before your workout is the most beneficial time! A quick soak in your hot tub before you work out will help loosen and warm up your muscles, along with increasing your blood flow. Follow your short soak with your normal warm-up routine and you will be set for a great workout! Don’t forget to drink some water before your workout! Soaking in hot water can make you sweat, so make sure to replenish your body with water!
After Your Workout
Now that your workout is behind you, the first thing that might be going through your mind is to hit the hot tub. While that sounds like a great idea…make sure to be in tune with your body and how it feels after a long workout. If your workout was long and strenuous, you may want to skip the hot tub and head straight for a cold shower instead. It is more beneficial for you and your muscles to wait a day or two before soaking in the hot tub. Think about it, your muscles are already inflamed and strained from the strenuous workout, if you soak in warm water, it may only make the inflammation worse. By waiting a day or two, your muscles will recover more quickly. Once the inflammation in your muscles has died down, your hot tub can be the perfect aid for them to recover.
No matter what your routine workout is…make sure to include a quick soak in your hot tub before and soon after to see a difference!
Not really in the mood to swim but you are sick of reading the same thing over and over again in social media? Grab a good book and a comfy seat situated next to your pool and relax! There is nothing more relaxing than having a cool drink in one hand and a good book in the other! Whether you are a geek like me and enjoy your books the old-fashioned way, or enjoy reading ebooks on your tablet, nothing beats the adventures that await inside a good book! Summer is the perfect time to catch up on your reading list…or maybe you don’t have one yet? Allow us to help you find great books to read that will spike your interest and make the time by your pool even more relaxing.
They were books before they were movies!
•Hunger Game Series by Suzanne Collins
•Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowlings
•Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
•Divergent by Veronica Roth
•The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum
•The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
•The Help by Kathryn Stockett
•The DaVinci Code by Robert Langdon
•Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand
Must Read Books for Kids and Teens
•Green Ember Series by S.D. Smith
•Prince Warrior Series by Priscilla Shirer
•Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
•Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess
•Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
•Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
•Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
•The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
•The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
•Not if I Save you First by Ally Carter
•This is My Brain on Boys by Sarah Strohmeier
•The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
•Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
•A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
•Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
•Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
•Moby-Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
•Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Books that inspire
•The 7 Habits of Highly Effective by Stephen Covey
•The Purpose-Driven Life by Rick Warren
•How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
•The Magic of Thinking Big by David J Schwartz, Ph.D.
•The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst
•Financial Peace by Dave Ramsey
Biographies and Autobiographies
•Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis with Beth Clark
•Bruce Lee: A life by Matt Polly
•Royal Sisters by Anne Edwards
•God Smuggler by Brother Andrew with John and Elizabeth Sherrill
•The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
•John Adams by David McCullough
•The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
•Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Now, what are you waiting for? Dive into a great book and may the reading…um, I mean…relaxing begin!
All of the decisions about buying a pool are behind you and you are content with your decision on buying an above ground pool. The sparkling water has become the hangout for the entire family! An above ground pool is a great investment for your family! But how long can you expect your pool to last? These type of pools normally last between 10-20 years. Now, I know what you are thinking…”the gap between ten and twenty years is pretty large!” The variables that decrease the life expectancy of your above ground pool are easily avoided with a little bit of TLC. Here are three ways to keep your pool in its best condition, so that you can get the most out of your investment.
Your pool liner is not expected to last the length the life of your above ground pool. It will, however, last between 5-10 years, with great care and attention. Having a regular maintenance check of your liner will not only increase the life expectancy of your liner but also your pool. A leak can cause damage to the inside of your above ground pool! It will be under the liner and in a place that will be hard for you to discover. Make sure to keep your liner repaired and replace it when needed.
It’s a natural thing for little kids and sometimes even adults to hang on the rails of your pool but this can cause damage to the structure of your pool. Try to minimize how much weight is put on the rails. This will help to keep your pool standing strong and will prevent your railings from sagging.
If you discover rust anywhere, make sure to tend to it in a timely manner. Early discovery can prevent it from spreading and getting out of control. When you replace your liner, make sure to check every inch of your pool. If you find a rust spot, sand away any rust. Painting your pool can give older pools a new look and help fight off the potential of rust!
Just a little TLC goes a long way to make sure you get the most out of your investment. If you have any questions stop by our showroom today.
The alarm has sounded but you are still struggling to get out of bed. The warmth of your comforter has once again claimed you for its own. Five minutes later the alarm sounds again… does this sound like a normal morning for you? Not everyone is a morning person but there is one thing that both morning people and night owls can agree upon…that starting your day by getting into the hot tub before breakfast, is essentially setting yourself up for an excellent day.
The first thing that 90% of Americans grab is their phone the minute they wake up. Opening up their social media or email is primarily on their mind. What if instead, we focus on ourselves by taking a quick walk around the park? By doing so you are not only starting your day much more productively but also improving your physical health. Exercising in the morning can not only improve your metabolism but also help you be more effective in today’s tasks.
Now that you have properly started your body, now take care of those muscles by jumping into your hot tub. This will allow you to take a moment to meditate on the day’s tasks. Most people don’t give themselves enough time to create mental clarity before they are going about their day. Imagine how much more collected you would be from taking that extra time to compose yourself for the day ahead!
I can only think of one other thing that would make your morning a little brighter and that would be a great cup of coffee while you enjoy your quiet time in the hot tub. Who am I kidding, a great cup of coffee is enjoyable anywhere but I think when you are relaxed is when you enjoy things more.
Start your morning off in your hot tub and see what a difference it will make in your day.