Plunging into exhilarating 40 degree waters, the ice bath can be physically and mentally clarifying. The invigorating experience boosts daily energy, improves mood, and decreases pain.
As you dip and sit in the cold plunge, a few physiological responses occur:
triggers the autonomic nervous system helping to control your response to stress;
decreases stress hormone cortisol to reduce anxiety and improve mood;
boosts norepinephrine up to 5x to reduce inflammation and help with chronic pain;
stimulates leukocytes, the white blood cells, to help fight off sicknesses;
causes the lymphatic system to contract, forcing fluid through the lymph nodes, strengthening the body's immune system.
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