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Cold Showers

August 19, 2019 2 min read

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COLD SHOWERS?

You’re probably thinking...ahhh why would I have a cold shower? Seems unnecessary and...painful. Well guess what? Sometimes there is method to madness and many reasons for why cold therapy delivers an array health benefits.

Cold therapy guru Wim Hof has been preaching cold showers (and cold baths) for many years linking the physiological and benefits for both mind and body such as:

1. Reduced stress levels. Regularly taking cold showers imposes a small amount of stress on your body, which leads to a process called hardening. This means that your nervous system gradually gets used to handling moderate levels of stress.

2. Higher level of alertness. Cold showers wake your body up, inducing a higher state of alertness. The cold also stimulates you to take deeper breaths, decreasing the level of CO2 throughout the body, helping you concentrate.

3. More robust immune response. Scientific studies have found that taking a cold shower increases the amount of white blood cells in your body. These blood cells protect your body against diseases. Researchers believe that this process is related to an increased metabolic rate, which stimulates the immune response.

4. Increased willpower. It takes a strong mind to endure the cold for extended periods of time. By incorporating cold showers into your daily routine, you are strengthening your willpower, which benefits many aspects of (your) daily life.

These are just few of the incredible effects cold therapy can have on the body. For more more information on how cold therapy can benefit you long term head to  https://www.wimhofmethod.com/

 

At BodyICE we believe that there is power in natural remedies such as cold therapy. That is why our Recovery Range combines ice and compression to help you RECOVER BETTER.

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