Cold exposure is such a simple yet profound way to boost your health and vitality. Known as cold water immersion or hydrotherapy, this practice supports the body’s innate healing power by activating the immune, lymphatic, circulatory, and digestive systems. It’s also been found to activate your ‘disease fighting’ white immune cells and upregulate your lymphatic system by stimulating the blood vessels to pump and contract more vigorously.
Having a regular practice of turning your shower to cold for the last 30 seconds everyday can boost the immune function in the body and increase metabolism.
In this lesson, Wim Hof (The IceMan) breaks down the methodology behind his breathing technique that helps him withstand extreme temperatures and protects him from everyday viruses. He’ll also teach you how to implement this simple and accessible practice into your daily routine.
Cold exposure is best performed in the morning, to invigorate and awaken the body. If your schedule doesn’t permit, it can be done at another time and similar benefits will be reaped.
James Colquhoun is a Wellness Pioneer, filmmaker of Food Matters and Hungry For Change and founder of FMTV.
Wim Hof is an extreme-athlete and world record holder. Known for his breakthrough in being able to withstand extreme conditions thanks to his breathing method, Wim earned the nickname “Iceman”