About two years ago I did a 30-day ice cold shower challenge as a fundraiser, and I’m glad I did. I still take an ice cold shower almost every day.
I also go for a cold swim in the ocean whenever I get the chance.
I got used to them very quickly via the simple process of increasing exposure little by little.
I don’t know a better way to wake up and get your blood flowing. It’s invigorating.
Since then, I’ve learned that cold therapy has actually been an important part of many cultures for thousands of years.
(Typically, when a group of people does something for thousands of years, it’s worth noting, because it probably works, or has some benefit.)
One of my mentors, Ben Greenfield, talks about this often. Towards the end of this podcast, for example, he cited cold therapy as one of the many reasons why you may not be burning as much fat as you’d like.
But there’s something else I love about ice cold showers: they’re free.
You don’t need to pay for fancy cryotherapy to reap the benefits.