I have been swimming in cold sea water from 18 degrees to 11° now every other day for the past month. The results are spectacular, whether for the morale, the energy level, toning or accelarating the metabolism, results are amazing.
Cold water stimulates your parasympathetic system, it triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin. Along with the effect of endorphins and adrenaline from the plunge, ice swimming is packed full of neurotransmitters that are vital to keeping us happy. This is a natural substitute to anti-depression medications so if you are near the sea, or a lake jump in or if not, try standing in a cold shower a few minutes a day.
Natural benefits and advantages of ice swimming:
Improve memory performance
Reduces pain associated with fibromyalgia, rheumatism, or asthma
Increases your defense system
Gets your blood pumping
Enhances your sex life
Is an all-natural high
Winter swimmers talk a lot about the ‘HIGHS’ they get from cold water – a feeling of wellbeing that’s so encompassing that it becomes quite addictive
The cause? Endorphins.
GET YOUR BLOOD PUMPING
Being cold sends blood it to your organs and make you feel ALIVE……
ALSO: Economical, ecological, free anti-depressant.