6 SURPRISING FACTS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ICE BATHS

Incase you were looking for more reasons to try an ice bath - here’s a few that might surprise you.

 

SLEEP QUALITY.

Ice baths calm the nervous system. This helps to reduce fatigue and can improve sleep quality.

 

Especially if you are training in the evening, an ice bath afterwards can help to calm your mind and body for a restful sleep.

 

FASTER METABOLISM.

Cold thermogenesis is the process in which your body generates heat by increasing your metabolism when it's exposed to cold temperatures.

 

Better metabolism equals sustained weight or even weight loss.

 

APPEARANCE.

Your physical appearance be enhanced through cold water exposure.

 

Hair becomes shinier and more moisturised, and boosted circulation creates brighter, plumper looking skin.

 

BREATHWORK.

As humans, we forget to utilise our most basic tool. Our breath.

 

Cold water therapy will force you to learn to control your breathing. This oxygenates your blood and brain for stronger functionality.

 

WEIGHT LOSS.

Brown fat is activated when your body is cold.

 

Activating your brown fat can lead to weight loss, as long as long as your lifestyle and diet is healthy alongside this.

 

RESILIENCE.

Ice baths aren't for the faint hearted.

 

To stay in the ice, your body goes through stress - which may not sound like a good thing. In overcoming this stress, you learn to cope with it in your daily life.

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