We’re now well into the “New Year’s resolution season.” People have been hitting the gym in droves, dedicating more time to family, changing their diets, and doing any number of other things to better themselves in the new year. But despite these sincere efforts, experts say most New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February as people fall back into old routines. To avoid a similar fate and maximize your potential for resolution success, you may want to consider incorporating a hot tub into your “new year, new me” lifestyle. Here are some common New Year’s resolutions and how a hot tub can help support your efforts.

Lose weight

Losing weight is probably the most common resolution there is, and one of the hardest to keep because there are so many factors at work. There is no secret solution to losing weight. Your diet, exercise routine, genetics, sleep habits, work environment and many other circumstances can all influence your body’s ability to lose weight. Still, you might be surprised to learn that a hot tub can help keep you on your path to weight loss in a number of ways (when paired with adjustments to the factors we’ve mentioned.).

For starters, hydrotherapy can help your body recover from a tough workout, so you feel ready to get after it again the next day. If you start thinking about a nice soak as a reward after a hard workout, you may be more motivated to hit the gym. Plus, using a hot tub before bed can help you get better sleep (more on that below), which can also help promote weight loss. In total, a hot tub is a great addition to any exercise routine and can help keep you motivated and feeling ready to take on any weight-loss goals.

Save money

Another common resolution is to start saving more money. A high quality hot tub can save you money in the long run through better energy efficiency and because you won’t need to pay for parts or service nearly as often. But ultimately it’s about seeing the bigger picture and understanding how a hot tub can help change your priorities and outlook on life.

Many people book expensive vacations to get a break from the stress of work. But when you can relax in your own hot tub every night, you turn your backyard into an oasis all its own, decreasing the need for lavish trips to faraway places. Taking a morning soak can also help you be more mindful and more focused for the day ahead. By taking this time to prepare for the day and focus on what you hope to achieve, you will be better positioned to put your savings goals into practice. Also, owning your own hot tub is a great reminder of what you can achieve by sticking to your savings plan, while also enjoying some of the fruits of your efforts. That little motivation may be all you need to keep your resolution and achieve your savings goals.

Exercise more

In the weeks after New Year’s Day, gyms around the country are packed with people looking to improve their physical wellness. But whether you work out in a gym, enjoy an evening walk or love getting in an early morning jog, a hot tub can make your resolution more achievable.

As mentioned above, hydrotherapy can help soothe aching muscles so you can get back on the horse and burn those calories day after day. The buoyancy of water helps alleviate pressure on joints, so knee pain or other soreness won’t hold you back from your regular walks. Plus, massaging jets can help work out any muscle tension that results from a tough workout. Overall, using a hot tub regularly can help your body recover so you feel rejuvenated and ready to continue your exercise routine.

Sleep more

Getting enough sleep is a daily challenge for millions of people. It’s no wonder that committing to additional shuteye is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. But to make this resolution really stick, the best thing you can do is adopt a new nighttime routine. If you incorporate a hot tub into this routine, not only will it be more enjoyable, but you’ll also increase your chance for success.

Taking a relaxing soak in your hot tub before bed helps prepare your body for more restful sleep. Apart from the physiological effects, taking time to relax can help quiet your brain and make it easier to fall asleep. Plus, just getting in the spa and leaving your phone behind can do wonders for your sleep as screen time before bed has been linked to poorer sleep patterns. By making a hot tub session part of your nightly routine, you’ll be more likely to get higher quality sleep and keep your resolution going through the night, and through the new year.

Increase family time

Many people desperately want to spend more quality time with their loved ones. But the stresses and hectic schedules of modern life often make it difficult to find the time. A hot tub can provide the perfect venue for that quality time you crave. Taking a soak with family and friends is a fun activity that can help you bond and reconnect. We’ve heard from many people who say hot tub time leads to real conversations with their children when they only seem to get one-word answers outside of the spa. If you want to dedicate yourself to family time this year, why not have a space to do just that? Hot tubs are available in all sizes—from two-seat hot tubs for couples to larger four, five and six-seat hot tubs for families—so there’s sure to be one to fit your household.

Whatever your goals are for 2020, a hot tub can help you stick closer to your resolutions and achieve your objectives. If you’re considering adding all the benefits of a hot tub to your home, stop into the Hot Spring spa dealer nearest you. You can schedule a test soak and experience the transformative power of hydrotherapy for yourself. By combining a new perspective with a new hot tub, 2020 can be the year you keep your resolutions and improve your overall well-being.