Hot tub holidays are having a serious moment. In fact, this article from The Express claims that people are more likely to choose a holiday with a hot tub than a holiday where they can bring their dog along (at Cleveleymere you can do both!).
A hot tub holiday is just what it sounds like: holiday accommodation that has a private hot tub for you to enjoy. They’re one of the UK’s most popular types of staycations and quite rightly so!
We all know that hot tubs are relaxing and that’s a huge part of their charm, but are there any other benefits to going on a hot tub holiday in the UK? Yes is the short answer! Here are 7 benefits of a UK hot tub holiday…
Get a Great Night’s Sleep
Insomnia and sleep problems are really common across the world and can wreak havoc with our physical and mental well-being. If you struggle to sleep, spending time in a hot tub before bed can really help. A drop in body temperature often happens when we go to sleep, which can cause problems with some people’s Zs. When your body temperature rises
One of the most talked about benefits of hot tubs is that sitting in a hot tub burns calories – yes, really! You won’t drop a clothing size just by sitting in a hot tub for a while, but 30 minutes in a hot tub equates to the same number of calories burnt from half an hour of walking.
This is because your body temperature rises in a hot tub which activates your heat shock proteins which speed up your body’s ability to burn fat.
Hot tub therapy is a real thing and a good soak in a hot tub is proven to relieve pain. Just a handful of the afflictions that hot tubs can ease are headaches, chronic back pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, arthritis, and PMS pain. As well as relieving pain, spending time in a hot tub can help to speed up the healing of existing injuries. If you regularly hot tub, you could see long-term relief of your symptoms.
Life gets in the way of quality time. Whether it’s work, life admin, or social media scrolling, so many of us are missing out on opportunities to connect with the ones we love the most. Getting out in the hot tub limits distractions and gives you a comfortable and relaxing environment to reconnect.
Relieve Stress & Anxiety
Around 8 million people across the United Kingdom suffer from anxiety. That’s a huge stat and it proves that, as a nation, we need to destress and soothe ourselves.
In the warm waters of a hot tub, your automatic nervous system starts to rebalance. This means that we start to wind down. It can also help increase blood flow to your brain, which helps to improve your mental clarity.
Plus, soaking in the tub is a relaxing experience that can help you take some time for yourself and take your mind off life’s tribulations.
If stress and anxiety are problems that you experience, choosing a holiday lodge with a hot tub this year could be a great option for you.
Make the Most of the Weather
Let’s not beat about the bush, UK weather can be very hit or miss. Throughout most of the year, we can expect low temperatures outside.
Choosing a hot tub holiday means that you can be warm and toasty outside, even in the colder months. We don’t recommend using an outdoor hot tub in extreme weather, but you can still enjoy your time in the tub in light rain and colder temperatures.
Lower Blood Pressure
It’s said that roughly 1 in 3 UK adults have high blood pressure. This can cause all sorts of problems including heart disease, strokes, and kidney disease. Soaking in hot water can help us reduce our blood pressure because the warm water causes blood vessels to dilate.
Our tips for having the best hot tub holiday in the UK
You don’t need to stress about using your hot tub, they’re really easy and intuitive to use. But there are some things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your experience.
Shower before you get in. This is purely for hygiene reasons – your group will have a better experience if everyone in the tub is clean.
Stay hydrated. The increase in your body temperature when you use a hot tub will make you sweat which can cause you to become dehydrated. So, make sure you drink plenty of water before and after your session.
Don’t set the temperature too hot for too long. As a general rule of thumb, you shouldn’t have a water temperature above 40 degrees celsius. Staying in a hot tub that is too warm for too long can cause dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea, and redness of the skin.
Don’t use your hot tub if you’re drunk. It might sound obvious, but using a hot tub when you’ve been drinking increases your chances of injury – think slips and falls.
We hope you have a fantastic holiday!
We’re delighted to offer hot tub lodge holidays in Lancashire! Our stunning The Boat House lakeside holiday lodge on the edge of Lake Cleveleymere is perfectly placed to explore the stunning surrounding areas, including the Lake District and Manchester.
This is a dog-friendly holiday lodge that sleeps up to 3 people (2 adults and 1 child), with 1 double bed and 1 single bed. It features a children’s mezzanine area, an open-plan living area, a shower room, and an equipped kitchen.
The rustic decor inside The Boat House gives it a charming feel and it’s packed with entertainment. In this luxury holiday lodge, you’ll have plenty of DVDs, games, and books to keep you occupied, as well as a Nintendo Wii with games!
Find out more about The Boat House.
We have 8 holiday lodges which make great luxury accommodation options for your holiday in Lancashire.
Whenever you stay at Cleveleymere, you’ll have access to the exciting range of activities we have on-site (learn all about our activities here), which include kayaking, mountain biking, and pedal boating!
Looking for hot tub holidays in Lancashire? Discover Cleveleymere Lakeside Lodges and book your stay.