A new year is finally here, which means you’ve most likely made a promise to yourself to make some positive changes in your life in the months to come. This can mean pursuing a healthier lifestyle, setting new fitness goals, or extending yourself a little more grace and focusing on self-care. 

Regardless of what your wellness resolution may be this year, you can find what you need to achieve it at Galaxy Home Recreation. We offer a wide array of hot tubs, swim spas, and saunas, and you can even find massage chairs and chill plunges among our wide selection of home wellness products. 

Take a closer look at exactly how each of these additions to your home can help boost your wellness routine in the new year.

Swim Spas

A swim spa is essentially a hybrid of a swimming pool and a hot tub. It’s larger than a hot tub but smaller than a pool, and it offers a variety of features from both. Perhaps the most significant feature is the swim spa’s ability to create its own current so that you can swim in place and enjoy the same workout you might get in a full-sized swimming pool. 

Two elderly people relaxing in a swim spa in a backyard setting

On top of the ability to swim in place, swim spas also offer you the chance to try low-impact aquatic workouts — without requiring the vast amount of space that a pool does. This versatility also comes with the heated water, hydrotherapy jets, and comfortable seating of a hot tub.  

Hot Tubs

If you really want to stay committed to those New Year’s fitness goals, set yourself up for success by investing in a convenient way to both massage your tired muscles and speed up recovery: a hot tub

While swim spas allow for exercise, a hot tub is best suited for those looking primarily to relax, kick back, and destress, whether that’s after a rigorous workout or a hard day at the office. 

woman in a hot tub installed in a backyard surrounded with wooden fence

Research suggests that there are all kinds of health benefits you can enjoy from regular time in the spa, such as: 

  • Improved circulation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Faster recovery times
  • Reduced inflammation

You may also enjoy better sleep with frequent use of a hot tub.

Saunas

Saunas have been used by human beings for thousands of years, and for good reason; they offer both relaxing effects and various health benefits. If you’re looking to improve your wellness routine this new year, then a sauna deserves a top spot on your list. 

woman is sitting in a jacuzzi sauna

Studies suggest that saunas can provide a variety of benefits, including: 

  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improved cardiovascular function
  • Improved immune system
  • Decreased stress
  • Revitalized skin

All you need to do to enjoy these benefits is sit back and relax in your sauna with regularity.  

Cold Plunges

While hot tubs and saunas use heat to stimulate the circulatory system and relax the muscles, cold plunges use the exact opposite method to support wellness. Dropping into an ice bath regularly can help reduce inflammation, speed up recovery, and boost your immune system. 

Cold plunges have also been shown to aid in decreasing stress, accelerating the metabolism, and improving your mood. 

A cold plunge can seem daunting, especially if you generally prefer the warmer waters of swim spas and hot tubs. However, the health benefits can be well worth your efforts, and an icy plunge on a hot summer day can be highly refreshing.

Massage Chairs

One of the simplest yet most effective ways to help your body recover after a long and tough workout is with the help of a massage chair. You can allow the chair’s rollers to loosen up your sore muscles and improve circulation while you relax in unmatched comfort. 

This fantastic addition to your home makes for a more affordable, zero-fuss way to elevate your wellness routine this new year when compared to other options. There’s no complicated installation, no water maintenance, and no substantial impact on your electric bill.

Transform Your Wellness Routine With Galaxy Home Recreation

A new year is an ideal time to revitalize your wellness routine. Set yourself up for success by adding equipment you’ll both enjoy and benefit from to your home. 

Ready to learn more about swim spas, hot tubs, saunas, or other additions to your home wellness routine? Contact the team at Galaxy Home Recreation today! We’re your largest retailer for backyard fun and indoor leisure in Oklahoma and Arkansas.