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There are always new trends in the well-being scene that are based on the promise of improving well-being and performance. A new trend is the use of cold plunge tubs.
Laura from the Feeling Hale team tested the cold plunge tubs for you and will tell you her conclusion at the end of the article.
With every morning decision to combat my weaker self and for the refreshing feeling afterwards, I felt my resilience muscle getting stronger and I showed myself more respect.
Cold plunge tubs are pools of ice-cold water, often with temperatures near freezing. The idea behind this icy experience is that the body benefits from the cold by triggering various physiological responses. Here are some claimed benefits:
✨ Improved post-workout recovery:
A post-workout dip in a cold plunge tub is said to speed muscle recovery, reduce muscle inflammation and promote blood circulation.
✨ Strengthening the immune system:
Cold water diving could stimulate the immune system as the body can respond to the cold by increasing the number of white blood cells.
✨ Increase Energy and Alertness:
A brief immersion in cold water can increase the production of norepinephrine and adrenaline, which can result in a boost of energy and improved alertness.
Positive effects on the skin
Some claim that cold water diving can tighten and rejuvenate skin by stimulating blood circulation and reducing inflammation.
While there are many enthusiastic fans of cold plunge tubs, the scientific evidence is mixed. Some studies support the idea that cold therapy can have positive health effects, while others conclude that the benefits may be overestimated.
The Risks and Precautions: Not suitable for everyone
It is important to note that cold therapy is not suitable for everyone. People with heart problems, low blood pressure or other health concerns should consult a doctor before submerging themselves in ice-cold water. Sudden immersion in extremely cold water can also be stressful for some people and may have negative effects.
Over time, I can even say that the greatest benefit from this experiment is that I learned to handle things that I may not have felt ready to do.
"I'll be completely honest - the first time I ventured into a cold plunge tub or took an ice-cold shower, not only did it take me a lot of effort, but I also found myself scurrying back into my familiar warm shower several times. I quickly realized that that cold plunge tubs were not for my everyday life, especially not in the hectic city. Nevertheless, I decided to integrate cold showers into my everyday life several times a week.
Stepping under the cold water for a second longer every day was a real challenge at first. I can now stand under ice-cold water for over 40 seconds. I didn't just notice the positive effects on my skin and hair; My mindset has changed much more. With every morning decision to combat my weaker self and for the refreshing feeling afterwards, I felt my resilience muscle getting stronger and I showed myself more respect.
Over time, I can even say that the greatest benefit from this experiment is that I learned to handle things that I may not have felt ready to do. The cold not only affected my body but also strengthened my mental strength. Sometimes it's the small, seemingly insignificant challenges that teach us the most about ourselves. Conclusion: The winter will be hard, but I really don't want to miss the feeling afterwards."