This summer, people from around the world have enthusiastically cheered on their favourite athletes in the London 2012 Olympics. Certain events tend to excite people more than others, and diving has been a clear crowd pleaser this summer. Diving debuted at the 1904 Olympic games, and has remained an international favourite ever since.
There are a handful of different diving competitions in the Olympics, ranging from synchronized diving, to diving off a much smaller springboard. Although each diving event is wildly different from the other, one aspect remains the same; each diver rushes to a hot tub afterwards.
Olympic divers twist, turn, and hurl their carefully crafted bodies into the water. After each dive, divers of every nationality hop into a hot tub that is at the base of the diving board, and patiently reflect on their performance as they wait for their next round.
So why do Olympic divers need a hot tub right after their dives? Well, just like you and I have noticed the positive effects of a hot tub, so have the Olympians. Olympians rely on the soothing effects of a hot tub in order to keep their muscles warm and loose between dives.
We might not all be cut out for the Olympics, but it is clear that no matter where you are from in the world, a hot tub is a great way to treat your body right.