The Benefits Of Cold Exposure: Why You Should Try It
Cold exposure has many benefits for both physical and mental health. Here are seven reasons why you should embrace its power today:
- Regular exposure to the cold boosts the immune system by increasing the circulation of white blood cells, which are responsible for fighting infection. Additionally, it may also help the immune system produce other infection-fighting cells, such as T-cells and antibodies. Thus regular exposure to the cold reduces the risk of illness.
- Cold immersion boosts metabolism. This is because the body must work harder to maintain its normal internal temperature when exposed to cold. As a result, cold immersion can be an effective method for weight loss and help maintain a healthy weight.
- Cold immersion can aid in muscle recovery after exercise. The process works by constricting and reducing the size of blood vessels upon exposure to cold water. When the body is then exposed to a warmer environment, the blood vessels rapidly re-open, helping flush out metabolic waste products from the muscles. This can reduce soreness and improve overall muscle function.
- Cold water immersion provides an energy boost due to the increased production of norepinephrine in the brain. Norepinephrine is a hormone and neurotransmitter that plays a role in focus, attention, mood, and vigilance. In the body, it also helps the construction of blood vessels. Therefore cold immersion is a great way to start your day!
- Cold water improves lymphatic circulation, promoting a flush of lymphatic fluids. The lymphatic system essentially helps your body cleanse itself. The system is a network of vessels that run throughout the body, clearing waste, bacteria, and microbes from cells. By flushing out these substances, the lymphatic system supports overall health and well-being.
- Cold immersion can improve sleep by stimulating the production of melatonin, a hormone that plays a key role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin production is triggered when the body cools down, so taking a cool bath or shower before bed can help to increase melatonin levels and promote better sleep.
- Exposure to cold increases parasympathetic activity, which can increase the body's resilience to stress. As your body adjusts to the cold, the vagus nerve is stimulated, which is connected to many important organs by means of the parasympathetic nervous system. This increase in parasympathetic activity can positively impact conditions such as anxiety, depression, and digestive issues.
Join us at our next event to discover the benefits of cold immersion firsthand.
Make cold immersion a regular part of your routine by converting a chest freezer into a cold plunge. For tips on how to do this, check out our blog post: "How To Transform Your Chest Freezer Into A Cold Plunge."
Can breathwork and cold immersion help heal and align your life in a single session? Join an upcoming event and find out.
Eliminate stress and anxiety in just 9 minutes!
↪ Get started today with our FREE Tummo Breathwork Course ↴