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Jan 30, 2021

Cold Showers Pros And Cons — And Other Cold Therapies. The Science

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Did you know, getting a bit cold from time to time can help you get fitter, live longer, reduce pain and discomfort and help you concentrate and feel great?
Whether it is cold showers, ice baths, swimming in open water or trying out cryotherapy, enduring the cold is becoming increasingly popular as a way to hack your body as an aid to longevity and a good health span.
And for a good reason.
It effects metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure and many biomarkers.
It improves pain tolerance and levels, your mood and energy levels.
It effects mitochondrial biogenesis and brown fat stores, even beiging previously white adipose tissue.
In fact, there are hardly any systems left untouched.
But it does have side effects as well, especially for those who have health issues, but they also have the most to gain.
If you want to get more detail then check out this video where I go into more depth looking at the subject and discuss the studies that have been done to assess the effects.
Have a great day.


In Cold Showers Pros And Cons — And Other Cold Therapies, I will be looking at the good, and the bad, when it comes to embracing cold therapies from cold water swimming and ice baths, through to cold showers and cryotherapy.

What are they all about?
How do they work?
Do they even work?
Are they dangerous?

If you want to know the answer to these and more then just watch this video.

And after yo have finished, why not try this one about the benefits of saunas… https://youtu.be/dTwOMjWnzhg As always the studies that I mentioned are linked here… ECT overview https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-proc… view of treatment Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression: A Review of the Quality of ECT versus Sham ECT Trials and Meta-Analyses https://connect.springerpub.com/conte… Scientific Evidence-Based Effects of Hydrotherapy on Various Systems of the Body https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Plasma Renin study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Effects of long-term whole-body cold exposures on plasma concentrations of ACTH, beta-endorphin, cortisol, catecholamines and cytokines https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18382… Human physiological responses to immersion into water of different temperatures https://link.springer.com/article/10… The effects of exercise and cold exposure on mitochondrial biogenesis in skeletal muscle and white adipose tissue https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Cold and Exercise: Therapeutic Tools to Activate Brown Adipose Tissue and Combat Obesity https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Cold-induced vasoconstriction may persist long after cooling ends: an evaluation of multiple cryotherapy units https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti

https://youtu.be/dTwOMjWnzhg.

As always the studies that I mentioned are linked here…

ECT overview.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/electroconvulsiv…c-20393894

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