Pool Vacuum Tips
Let's talk about using the pool vacuum. Generally, most people utilize an auto vacuum or "automatic pool cleaner" and that's fine. From time to time vacuuming is good for your pool, although it still generally won't replace a monthly or (at the least!) quarterly maintenance visit, in order to keep your pool clean and sparkly all year round!
These may seem rudimentary, but here are a few (obvious) hints about how to vacuum your pool, and these guidelines apply to above ground and also in ground pools. Sometimes it just helps to have someone state the obvious, if you're having a hard time!
Passive Body Heating: The Benefits of Hot Tub Use?
Many cultures swear by the advantages of a hot bath. But only lately has science started to understand how passive heating improves health, especially blood sugar control and on energy levels.
A university in London, Loughborough University, investigated the impact. They recruited 14 men to participate in the study. They were assigned to either soak in a tub or do an hour of biking. The activities were created to cause a 1-degree (Celsius) rise in body heat.
The researchers measured how many calories the men burnt in each session, and they measured their blood sugar after every trial for twenty four hours.
Bathing resulted in approximately as many calories, although cycling led to more calories being burnt compared with a tub.
Interestingly, blood sugar after eating was about ten percent lower when participants took a tub compared with when they exercised, although the blood sugar reaction to the two conditions was comparable.
Further observation of participant's inflammation response suggested that when heating is repeated, it might contribute to reducing inflammation overall, for long term ailments. This represents an exciting new field of study - Passive warming for health.
Research from Finland, published in 2015, suggested that frequent saunas may reduce the potential risk of having a myocardial infarction or stroke at least in males.
The idea that passive warming can improve cardiovascular function received additional support in a University of Oregon study, showing that regular hot baths can reduce one's blood pressure level. In a second study, this same group found that passive heating raises levels of nitric oxide, a molecule that dilates blood vessels and also reduces blood pressure level. This has implications for treating hypertension and improving peripheral circulation in people with type 2 diabetes. As type 2 diabetes mellitus is associated using reductions in nitric oxide availability, passive warming might help re establish a far healthier nitric oxide level, and reduce blood pressure.
In order to establish the impact of increasing temperature of the body passively, as opposed to passive effort, another study combined the intensity of warming from water immersion to that of running on a treadmill. Water immersion led to a greater rise in temperature of the body compared with exercise, and even a greater reduction in average arterial blood pressure level.
None of this is medical advice, and should not be construed as such. You should always consult with a medical professional before entering a hot tub, sauna, spa, or swimming pool.