Staying still 30 min in cold water, so what?

Yesterday I stayed 31 min in the cold water, 14 ° Celsius ( 57.2 ° Fahrenheit). Only my head was over the water. The average time other visitors were spending in this time was around 1- 2 minutes and most of them just went in the cold water till the hips without exposing the upper body to it.

It was a challenge and I increased my stay in the cold water in duration of 10 days spending every day around 5 hours of preparation, warming up, contrast showers, sauna etc. The normal body temperature is 36.5–37.5 °C (97.7–99.5 °F). This means that if you emerge your body into the water, the medium of the water will start to influence and cool the water in you and your body as whole. There should be something which will warm the body, letting him resist to the extreme cold temperature. A deep and profound breathing is essential for this situation. The key is in the breathing. Without any special attention to your breathing and listening to your body, this experience can go very badly. If you are aiming to do it, please consult also a medical person. I was practicing this in order to prepare my body for the coming winter, to energize my body, to train my mindset and to increase the strength of my immune system. I am considering my goal as achieved :=) I might share some of the insights in my next book. Till then, you can read other books I have published on Amazon, where you might find other insights ;) 10 years ago I started a project called "Human and Water" more about it you can find on: http://www.humanandwater.art --- From https://www.healthline.com/health/cold-water-therapy#what-is-it What exactly is cold water therapy? Cold water therapy is the practice of using water that’s around 59°F (15°C) to treat health conditions or stimulate health benefits. It’s also known as cold hydrotherapy. The practice has been around for a couple of millennia. But recent adaptations include ice baths, brisk daily showers, outdoor swims, and cold water immersion therapy sessions. What are the benefits? Supporters of this technique believe that cold water therapy can improve your circulation, deepen your sleep, spike your energy levels, and reduce inflammation in your body. While anecdotal evidence backs up those benefits, not much research has been done to support these claims. Cold water therapy does, however, have some benefits that are proven by science. Let’s take a closer look at what these benefits are.

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