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Benefits of Heat and Heating Pads

Updated on March 8, 2019

Heat and Heating Pads the Benefits

Wow! Is it ever cold this year! When you get really cold during the winter don't you wish you could warm up quickly? Yes of course you do, not very many people like being cold but what happens when you are at work and can't do that? or even at home when you just want a little bit of extra warmth. What do you do then? There are limitless things that you can do, to warm up, put on more layers, wear socks, the list goes on. Have you ever tried using a heating pad? It might be obvious that that would be something you use to keep warm but how many of us actually use them for warmth? Heating pads can be used for a limitless number of things, making you warm when your cold being one of them, they help relieve sore muscles, they can even help relieve stomach cramps or when people are sick. There are probably more things that heating pads can do but I am just going to name a few. Most of the time heating pads are used for sore muscles, or when people are sick. Why is that? Heating pads and heat in general always make people feel better, everyone has heard the expression you have to sweat out the fever. How do you sweat out a fever take a warm bath, warm up with blankets or better yet heating pads? There are limitless benefits of heat.

Heating Pads that can be used for muscles aches and pains or just to keep you warm
Heating Pads that can be used for muscles aches and pains or just to keep you warm

What are the Benefits of Heat?

What are the benefits of heat?

The benefits of heat are to keep you warm and comfortable. Especially if you have sore muscles, using heating pads on sore muscles loosens them. It also relaxes your body so that your muscles can rest rather than keep going, the way they do when you keep moving. For example, a few years back I pulled my back out sleeping off all things, and couldn’t turn my head. So what did I do? I went to a school of all things, not a good idea because when you can’t turn your head from side to side it is kind of difficult to get things done. After that long day of not being able to move, I came home and found a heating pad and put it on my neck to help my muscles, so that I could move the next day. Yes, it helped when I kept it on my neck for an hour or so until it cooled down.

What are the actual benefits of heat and heating pads though according to, Spine-health.com the benefits of heat and heating pads is the heat makes the blood vessels around the muscles dilate? This process increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the muscles, helping to heal the damaged tissues. Heat therapy is inexpensive which a plus is. Heating pads can be used for back pain, shoulder, and neck pain and even leg pain.

Heat and heating pads will help you relax faster than going to the doctor to get a prescription for a pulled muscle. Why would you want to do that, it would just cause you more pain to sit there waiting to see the doctor so why not find an alternative way, like a hot bath or heating pads. For example, I used heating pads this week, not because I was in pain but because I was cold and I wanted to warm up quickly.

That is another benefit of using heating pads, to warm up quickly rather than using limitless amounts of blankets that take an hour to warm up from your own body heat. If you put a heating pad in the microwave or plug it in, depending on what type of heating pad you have the heat and comfort is instant. Some other benefits of heat and heating pads are, it relaxes you and helps clear your mind depending on what you are using the heat and heating pads for. Heat and heating pads can help you in going to that place where you don’t have a care in the world, like a beach. Why not turn on a heating pad or warm one up, close your eyes and dream of a beach. You can use heating pads and heat for meditation purposes. The comfort of heat and heating pads will benefit not only you but the people around you, the reason why that is, is because when you are content and happy then so are the people around you.

I have noticed this first hand, for example, earlier this week I found a heating pad and because I was really cold I warmed it up and used it while watching television and reading a book. While using the heating pad, I felt as though I was in my own private oasis on a beach just relaxing in the heat. Heating pads and heat can help you if you have muscle issues as I have mentioned before, it can also help you sleep if you are having issues sleeping. Why not warm up the heating pads, in the microwave and sleep with them. It will help relax your muscles and lull you to sleep. I have had to use heating pads during the day and at night while I sleep because of some muscle issues I have had since I was younger but the heat and heating pads help relax me and my sore muscles. Why not try it if you are having muscle issues or just to stay warm if your house is too cold, it will make you happier and also keep the people around you happy. This is what I think the benefits of heat and heating pads are for me they might be different for others but everything is. Have you ever used a heating pad either when you are sick or just to warm up quickly after a cold day? Remember heat that comes from the heating pad can provide limitless relief in the event of strained or sore muscles and a cold day as well, so if you don't know how to stay warm but you have a heating pad try that.

Benefits of Heat and Heating Pads

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Heat and heating pads, are great to help you heal if you are hurt in some way. They are also good for limitless relaxation if that is what you need as well. Heat and heating pads are available in many shapes and sizes depending on what you need it for, there are limitless things that heat can help, for example, sore muscles or strains or to keep you warm when it is really cold. Things like that. Heat and heating pads are great things to keep in your house because you never know when you will need them.

What do you think of heat and heating pads?

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    • louise-barraco profile imageAUTHOR

      Louise Barraco 

      17 months ago from Ontario

      Thanks for the comment

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      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      I enjoyed your hub and you are so right. When I was real young I remember my mother having a red hot water bottle if someone was sick. I don't know whatever happened to it. Just recently I would wash my black work pants and shirts and put them in the dryer. Pull them out when they are still hot and snuggle in them for a good half hour or until they get cool. Recently my wife and I bought I heating pad filled with corn it stays hot for about an hour. We put it against our back and it feels great. Thank you for advice and I look forward to many more wonderful hubs.

    • louise-barraco profile imageAUTHOR

      Louise Barraco 

      3 years ago from Ontario

      I never thought of that I am going to look into it

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      Jane 

      3 years ago

      i live in Chicago and use heating pads everyday to warm up while reading or watching tv, as well as in bed to lull me to sleep.

      I find that the benefits of this specific heat reduces stress by relaxing me better than drugs or even an occasional glass of wine.

      My personal favorite for comfort are the velour type I have purchased from Amazon. If you like heated seats in your car, you may like this type of product in your home.

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