The benefits of cold water has been well documented and researched. These include:
Improved Cardiovascular function
Improved pain response
With this in mind I decided to have a go and see if I noticed any benefits. I found a good protocol to follow involving a steady, measured exposure over the course of a month which can be found here (ice.club). Have been following it for ten days I can confirm that not only does it get easier but its accompanied by a significant sense of well being for a few hours afterwards. I’ve noticed my energy levels have improved and sleep is better too.
I will be recommending this to some patients to try (if there are no contra indications) and will report back at the end of the month trial.