After all, it's damn cold, granted to the Coney Island Polar Bear Club-the world's oldest winter swimming club chairman Dennis Thomas .
Thomas is a tonic.vice.com:according to the indulged in the winter - or the winter swimming for over 30 years.
Although the icy water still feels cold, Thomas wants to do it again and again and again, every week.
Cold water bathing addictive. Experience wants more.
a university of Pittsburgh professor Jon Rittenberg according to the cold water dip of time in the body dopamine wave.
Dopamine induces a good mood feelings.
no Wonder winter swimmers often seem to be very happy into the icy water boarded!winter swimming is not necessarily a good pastime, if your blood pressure is high. PASI LIESIMAA/ILEnergiaa and serenity
in Cold water for a dip in the refreshing effect may Rittenberg, according to take up to two or three days.
Rittenberg has heard the image of tourism, which, according to the winter swimming is like drinking a dose of pure energy and in the same drinksussa still plenty of serenity.
Many species of hobby experience, that winter swimming is good.
on the other Hand in the icy water for bathing can also be the heart or a stroke. Even an experienced swimmer can get cold in the water leg of the fateful cramp.
in the Cold water of the chills of the body 20 times more efficiently than cold air hangs out.Dangerous minutes
If you are able to be in the cold water for three minutes, you can probably be there in ten minutes, but it is professor Thomas's according to the absolute upper limit.
after That start the nervous system changes, because the brain commands the muscles begin to in a way to coagulate on the way. Muscles do not work properly. This impairs swimming ability.
after 15 minutes in cold water the body's ability to preserve body temperature, collapse. Follow hypothermia, which can get the heart to stop working.
a Dutch athlete Wim Hof claims they can regulate their body temperature so that he can spend in cold water for very long periods of time.
journalist Scott Carney not really believed that, but he decided to learn the Hof's method, which consists of breathing exercises, meditation and cold water seating.
Carney was stunned myself, when for a few days after the workout, he could leisurely stand hyhmäisessä in the water.winter swimming is calm, but the least equipment succeed in the hobby. Mostphotos brown fat less, too
One of the still most well-known winter bathing good side is that it can promote the health of good brown fat.
Brown fat can help in weight control.
Brown fat for a long time studied the C. Ronald Kahn reminiscent of npr.com:no in the article that brown fat activation there is no need for a dip in the ice-hole.
Enough, that the people's daily lightly clothed for a moment in a room with a temperature of 15-16 degrees.
the Finnish study according to the regular dining is great and all suitable means to activate brown fat.Patience and together,
Novice winter swimmers should always be moderate. Hobby it is best to start together with an experienced winter swimmer.
the Finnish Ski trail provides winter swimming in the online courses, which give the capability of winter swimming enthusiasts, species control and organisation of events.
Experienced winter swimmers are always watching after each other, and they do not seek extreme performance water stay in the relationship.
Before the first winter swimming a try, you can try to get used to your body to tolerate a cold cold shower. Spray normal after a shower yourself another 30 seconds in cold water.