Nearly 26 million children and adults have diabetes in the United States. An additional 79 million Americans are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $174 billion. Further published studies suggest that when additional costs for gestational diabetes, prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes are included, the total diabetes-related costs in the U.S. could exceed $218 billion.
“A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that soaking in a hot tub can be beneficial for people affected by Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and sheds light on the advantages of spa ownership,” said Rich Hiner, president of International Hot Tub. “With this type of diabetes, people can often control their condition with regular exercise and a good diet. Unfortunately, some diabetics are physically unable to endure rigorous activity and maintain a steady weight.”
“People with this disease who spent half an hour daily in a hot tub for three weeks reduced their blood sugar levels up to 13%” continued Hiner. “As the hot tub’s heat dilates blood vessels, blood flow improves and the body makes better use of insulin, the hormone that converts blood sugar into energy.”
In addition to reduced blood sugar levels, hot tub bathing is ideal for individuals who are physically unable to exercise because soaking in a hot tub simulates exercise, increases blood circulation, reduces blood pressure, increases heart rate, and invigorates muscles. The release of endorphins, the body’s feel good chemical, and the induction of deeper sleep lead to a positive sense of wellbeing.
“We think American Diabetes Month is a great opportunity to help educate the public on how a hot tub can help improve their lives. That’s why we will provide free hot tub test soaks in all four of our locations throughout the month of November,” said Hiner. “We want consumers to check out the benefits of a relaxing soak in an energy efficient hot tub for themselves.”
“We do recommend that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot,” commented Jill Seng, marketing manager. “That way we can have everything ready for a relaxed, private hot tub experience.”
Consumers wanting to find the Hot Spring Spas location nearest them are encouraged to visit the company website for more information. The website address is http://ihtspas.com
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About International Hot Tub Company
Since 1978, International Hot Tub Company has been providing the Finest Products and service available in the Hot Tub, Spa and Sauna Industries. We offer Hot Tubs including Hot Spring, Caldera, Limelight, Hot Spot, and Nordic. We also feature used hot tubs and the used list changes weekly. IHT carries many other fine home products in our showrooms, including Fireplaces, Stoves & Inserts by Kozy Heat, Napoleon & Westgate, Saunas and Steamrooms, Gas and Charcoal BBQ Grills by Weber and the Big Green EGG, and Gazebos by Sequoia Works. To learn more call 303-296-7727 or go to http://ihtspas.com