San Tan Valley, AZ, June 28, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Southwest Spas, the premier Dimension One Spas dealer in the Phoenix, Mesa and Tempe, Arizona area selling new and used hot tubs is participating in Physical Fitness Month.
“Everyone knows they need to exercise to improve their health. But knowing it is good for you isn’t always enough,” said Melinda Dalacas, manager of Southwest Spas. “In order to be most effective, exercise programs have to be consistent, and the only way to achieve that is to make sure it is a pleasant experience,” continued Dalacas. Here are the three most common reasons for pain associated with exercise and how to avoid it.
Don’t Confuse Discomfort with Pain - Some discomfort during and after exercise is a good thing. It means that the muscles were stressed enough to need to rebuild. It is not the exercise that increases power, strength and health, it is the rebuilding process that makes muscles grow bigger. When exercising, it is important to push past current limits to make the body work harder. However, there should never be real pain. All exercise should stop the moment there is any pain involved.
Alternate and Rest - Be aware of what exercises impact what areas of the body. Keep track of which muscles are being worked and avoid repeating the same exercises and muscle groups on consecutive days. One of the most common reasons for strained or pulled muscles is overwork.
The next most common reason for injury during exercise is stressing muscles without giving each muscle group time to recover and rebuild. When doing full-body workouts, always allow a full 24-hour period off so that there is time for recovery. The best way for men to get maximum benefits from workouts is to work alternating groups of muscles every day.
Keeping up a regular schedule of workouts also makes it easier to stay motivated. Taking full day’s off increases the chances of procrastinating about starting up again. If a particular time each day is set aside for a workout, it is more likely to become an enjoyable routine.
Drink Lots of Water - It is easy to get dehydrated during exercise. Dehydration not only increases exhaustion, it causes additional stress to tired muscles. Water makes up about 60% of a man’s body, according to the USGS. Women have slightly less water because fat has less muscle than lean tissue, and men have more lean muscle tissue in general.
Muscles need water to work properly, and it also makes joints move easier. Drink at least 8 oz. of water before beginning an exercise routine and then 8 oz. every 15 to 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Finish off the routine with an additional 8 oz. of water.
Cool Down and Sooth Stressed Muscles - Finally, treat the body to a soothing dip in a hot tub after an exercise session. Not only will that help alleviate stress and relax sore, tired muscles, it also actually increases the cardio effects of the exercise time by keeping the heart rate up. A Mayo Clinic study showed that hot tub soaking after exercise increases the effects of that exercise without causing further stress on the muscles.
“To help local residents understand how portable spas, hot tubs and swim spas can help improve overall health and well-being, Southwest Spas will provide free hot tub test soaks during the entire month,” commented Dalacas. “We want to encourage local residents to check out the benefits of a relaxing soak in the soothing waters of a hot tub for themselves.”
Consumers wanting to learn more about hot tubs or about the $500 Wellness package (Massage Certificate/Health and Beauty Items) with the purchase of hot tub or swim spa this month are encouraged to visit the company website at http://www.SouthwestSpas.com
About Southwest Spas
In 1983, Southwest Spas was founded as a family owned and operated business. Originally established as a pool, spa and patio supply company. The desire to help people in need of therapy, stress relief and family time motivated us to focus our efforts on spas. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality spa line in the industry along with exceptional customer service.
Southwest Spas has achieved elite status with Dimension 1 Spas along with multiple "Dealer of the Year" awards for sales and service. Our business is still owned and operated and sales are based mostly on referrals. We have changed thousands of people's lives by providing state of the art product that relieves pain, stress and brings friends and family together. We'd love for you to be a part of our growing family. We look forward to making you a part of our family.
To learn more, pick up a copy of our free report “First Time Spa Buyers Most Frequently Asked Questions.” Just go to http://www.SouthwestSpas.com or call 480-969-6224