Taking the Plunge: The Benefits of Cold Water Therapy
The Cool Advantages
- Safety First: Always prioritise safety, especially for individuals with cardiovascular conditions or other health concerns. Consulting with a healthcare provider before starting a cold plunge routine is advisable.
- Listen to Your Body: Adjust durations and frequencies based on personal comfort and physical responses. It’s important not to overdo it and to be mindful of signs of hypothermia or excessive discomfort. Start by aiming for a 60 second duration before building your exposure time.
- Gradual Progression: Especially for beginners, gradually increasing the exposure time and decreasing the water temperature can help build tolerance and avoid shock to the system.
A Word of Caution
While the benefits are enticing, cold plunge therapy isn’t for everyone. Individuals with certain health conditions should seek medical advice before taking the plunge.
At 23W, we’re always exploring new ways to enhance wellness and fitness. Our Open Day cold plunge experience was just a glimpse into the holistic approach we take towards health. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just starting your fitness journey, incorporating varied therapies like cold plunging can offer a refreshing perspective on wellness.
We will be setting up the our portable Recover Ice Baths periodically for our members and hope to one day, having one set up permanently.
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Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.
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