Extreme Physiology week 1 - 10 seconds

You don’t even need to leave home...


Location
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Date and time
18:00 - 21:00
Monday, 19th of April 2021


I listened to a really good programme on Radio 4 (podcast here) about the health benefits of taking a cold shower (or cold swimming). It’s with a friend of mine from my Gosport days, wild swimming enthusiast Prof Mike Tipton who specialises in physiology in extremes, especially now how cold can be beneficial rather than just a bad thing.

If you can get to a place for cold swimming, how fantastic. If you can’t, this programme is looking at the benefits of a cold shower, mental and physical benefits including boosting immunity and reducing inflammation.

It’s a slow build up, so we’re starting with 10 seconds of cold at the end/in the middle of your lovely warm shower - I’d recommend knowing 1. Where your happy temperature is on your shower dial 2. Which way is cold (no scalding, please) 3. Double check you know where your happy temperature is, and which way you’re turning the dial.

The aim is to try to have your breathing back under control by the time you’re finishing, but I’ll be impressed if you can remember that at the time.

Who’s with me? 10 seconds start, building up to 15 seconds by the end of this week 1. Don’t worrying about sending photos for the run report...



Who's going

  • Pauline Harrison
  • Ema Quinn
  • Michal Czekajlo
  • David Stoker
  • Russ Cahill
  • Roz Glover
  • Melanie Young

Discussion

Russ Cahill
Russ Cahill
Sunday April 18th, 2021 13:50

I do this regularly. It's really good 🥶😍

Melanie Young
Melanie Young
Sunday April 18th, 2021 14:01

Oo, an expert 😃

Russ Cahill
Russ Cahill
Sunday April 18th, 2021 19:12

My top tip - don't think about it too much and just crank the dial around to freezing as quickly as you can! 🤣

Roz Glover
Roz Glover
Sunday April 18th, 2021 20:14

It’s been ages since I had an ice Bath and that was just my legs but as I do get jealous watching the wild swimmers down by the river at Conham, I’ll definitely give the cold shower a go.

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Location
From your home
Any city
Any postcode
Date and time
18:00 - 21:00
Monday, 19th of April 2021



From your home
Any city
Any postcode


Melanie Young
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Loves being outdoors and being active, helping make the world a happier place to be one day at a time. Eats cake.


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