Manassas, VA (PRWEB) August 17, 2012
A recent study in the June issue of the Journal of Applied Social Psychology found that stress levels in the United States have increased 18-24% since 1983. Based on this study, Capital Hot Tub (Formerly named Hot Spring Spa of Washington) has published a Stress Reduction Guide.
“Most people experience stress at one time or another in life. But for many of people, not getting stress under control can be dangerous, leading to serious health conditions like high blood pressure, heart disease, even depression,” said Joe Mahoney, president of Capital Hot Tubs. “Now is the time to learn a few easy ways to lower stress before it gets out of control. Here are three easy lifestyle changes that can help control stress and improve the quality of life,” continued Mahoney.
Learn to Breathe - Breathing is one of those activities that everyone knows how to do, but few do properly. Learning to breathe effectively will naturally reduce stress and leave people with a better ability to focus. When people start to feel stress coming on, they need to take three deep breaths in through the nose and out through the mouth. They should concentrate on relieving the tension that has built up in muscles and continue to exhale until the entire lung has emptied. For short term relief, deep breathing is a great way to calm anxiety. And for long term, learning the proper way to breathe helps people focus and think more clearly.
Get Moving - Stress can only attack the mind and body when it’s not in motion. That means that when exercising, the mind and body are too busy improving your health, and there’s no mental energy left to focus on stressful thoughts. When exercising, the body releases endorphins, which are responsible for that euphoric feeling people you get when they feel good. Stress naturally decreases and mood improves. Taking a brisk walk is easy and can go a long way towards relieving stress.
Soak in a Hot Tub – For those lucky enough to own a hot tub, they already understand the stress relieving properties of soaking for a few minutes in the bubbly, warm water. Massaging jets and warm water combine to soothe tired, sore muscles. Buoyancy created by the water lifts the body effortlessly and any stress acquired through the day can easily dissipate. Plus, for those suffering from arthritis or stiff joints, a hot tub is the perfect solution for pain relief, increasing range of motion and improving mobility instantly. Hot water therapy has been used for centuries to ease pain, relieve stress and calm the mind.
“Stress is a dangerous condition affecting millions of Americans every day. For most people, learning to control or manage stress can be challenging. That’s why we think this is a great time to help educate the public on how warm water hydrotherapy can reduce stress, help improve your overall health and well-being,” said Patty Mahoney. “To help out, Capital Hot Tubs will provide free hot tub test soaks in our 2 locations during the entire month. We suggest that consumers just call us ahead of time to schedule their free 30-minute soak so they can check out the benefits for themselves.”
Consumers wanting to find the Hot Spring Spas location nearest them are encouraged to call (301) 607-4670 or visit the company website for more information. The website address is http://www.capitalhottubs.com/
About Capital Hot Tubs
Capital Hot Tubs is a full service hot tub and sauna dealer with 2 convenient locations in the Washington, DC metro area - Fairfax, VA and Clarksburg, MD. To learn more about the health benefits and energy saving features of owning your own hot tub, you are encouraged to pick up a copy of our free report “7 Steps to Hot Tub Buying Success,” Just go to: http://www.capitalhottubs.com or give us a call at (703) 359-2807