3 Ways to Stay Healthy While Spending More Time at Home

Family having fun in their Sundance Spas hot tub.

There’s no doubt about it, many families and individuals are spending more time at home these days. While the novelty of staying home may have been intriguing at first, after a while it has worn off for many as they run out of things to do.

Not to mention the lack of ways to stay healthy. Well, with a few improvements to your home, backyard and lifestyle, you’ll be finding yourself staying busy while contributing to an overall healthier lifestyle.

Hot Tubs and Spas

Did you know that soaking in a hot tub or spending time in a swim spa on a regular basis can contribute to your health? While inside a spa, a therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy starts to take effect.

This is due to the combination of warm water, massage from the jets and buoyancy of the water.

Here’s a simple breakdown of how hydrotherapy works:


The buoyancy of the water helps to lift pressure from the body. This provides sort muscles and joints with a well-deserved break, so they can really begin to relax and allow for tension relief.


The warmth of the water helps your muscles and joints to further relax and let go of built-up tension. It can also help to improve your circulation, boosting the natural production of many positive endorphins, which can help you to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally.


Once your body is relaxed, the massage jets can do a more effective job of targeting your most stress-prone areas, including the neck, shoulders and upper back. This can help you to find physical relief long after you exit the spa.

1. Healthy Cooking

What better way to keep yourself occupied and take a healthier approach, than with home-cooked and well-balanced meals?

A simple search online or new recipe book can help you to get started. One asset that you might have that can help you along the way, is your BBQ, grill or smoker!

Reduce the amount of oil needed to cook certain dishes and cut back on salt and other preservatives, as the taste and quality of the food is often greatly improved, just by being cooked on a BBQ, grill or smoker.

2. Outdoor Exercise

Instead of heading to a local gym or recreation center for your exercise, why not take your physical activity outdoors? You could try one of the following:

  • Going for a walk, jog or run
  • Hiking a local path
  • Playing with your children or pet
  • Swimming in a swim spa
  • Exercising in your backyard
  • Cycling or roller blading
  • Doing yoga

How will you stay active?

3. Housework and Yardwork

The more time you spend at home, the more motivated you may be to improve it. From sorting through your closets and purging storage containers, to getting your front and back yards in pristine condition, there are many jobs to be completed that can help you break a sweat.

Simply performing 15-30 minutes of light housework and/or yardwork a day can help you burn calories and experience a moment of euphoria as the job is completed.

Does your front or back yard need a little extra TLC? Contact our experts at Big John’s to explore our selection of backyard, lawn and garden essentials for sale.

Big John’s in Kalispell

Spending more time at home? Contact Big John’s in Kalispell to explore new ways to spend your free time while at home.

The installation of a hot tub or swim spa can provide you with a safe and convenient approach to exercise, relaxation and overall healthy living, while the right outdoor tools and power equipment can leave your front and back yard looking better than ever before.

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