How Bathing In Cold Water Can Boost Your Health!
THE POWER OF (COLD) WATER
5 SURPRISING HEALTH BENEFITS OF COLD WATER IMMERSION
Team Tony Robbins | Human Elevation
Every morning, Tony Robbins starts his day off by plunging into a 57-degree Fahrenheit pool of water. It’s not exactly a gentle way to wake up, but that’s besides the point. Cold water immersion activates the body’s natural healing powers that can relieve the symptoms of many medical conditions and promote a sense of health and well-being. And when practiced on a regular basis, cold water immersion can even provide long-lasting changes to your body’s immune, lymphatic, circulatory and digestive systems that enhance the overall quality of your life.
Let’s take a closer look five important benefits of cold water immersion:
IMPROVES LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION
The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that run throughout the body, helping take away waste, bacteria and microbes from your cells, essentially cleansing your body. Unlike your blood, which is constantly moved through your body by the heart, your lymph fluid doesn’t have a central pump. Instead, your lymphatic system relies on muscle contraction to pump the lymph fluid through the vessels. So if you don’t exercise or your lymphatic system itself becomes slow or inefficient, the fluid stagnates and toxins toxins build up, manifesting in colds, joint pain, infection and even disease.
Cold water immersion causes your lymph vessels to contract, forcing your lymphatic system to pump lymph fluids throughout your body, flushing the waste out of the area. This then triggers the immune system’s white blood cells to attack and destroy any unwanted substance in the fluid. In a way, it’s sort of a domino effect — the cold water effects the lymphatic system, which in turn effects the immune system, which ultimately keeps you feeling happy and healthy.
IMPROVES CARDIOVASULAR CIRCULATION
Cardiovascular circulation is rarely something that crosses our minds, but it happens to be one of the most critical components of our overall health and well-being. With poor cardiovascular circulation, not only is the blood flow compromised, the heart becomes stressed. And this can ultimately lead to fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, muscle cramping, or even heart attack and stroke. With improved circulation, on the other hand, we can READ MORE: http://humanelevation.tonyrobbins.com/blog/health/the-power-of-cold-water