heating up after cold water therapy
A bit on cold water dips: Cold water immersion, also known as cold therapy or cold exposure, can have various benefits, including: Reduced inflammation and muscle soreness: Cold water immersion can reduce inflammation and muscle soreness, making it a popular recovery tool for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
Improved circulation: Exposure to cold water can improve blood flow and circulation, which can have various health benefits, such as improved immune function and faster recovery from injuries.
Increased alertness and energy: Cold water immersion can stimulate the body’s production of hormones like adrenaline and noradrenaline, which can increase alertness and energy levels. heating the body up with a good space heater or a hot bath is crucial following the dip. It is also good to dry off as soon as you leave the cold water so that your body doesn’t cool off any further. A central HVAC system is good because it can heat up your home with a smart thermostat while you are doing your cold dip and not waste a lot of electricity doing so. You can program it to turn on at just the right time so that when you come home you are all warm and snug. I turn the thermostat on my hot water heater up quite high in the wintertime so that the hot water doesn’t run out when filling the bathtub. This is the best way to warm up quickly as water heats the body 27 times faster than the air does. A good convection gas heater, or a radiant heater, are also good at warming up the body fast.