With the number of kids I have had, I should have started taking cold showers a long time ago, but I only got into the idea last year after nearly “popping my clogs” with a blood clot, thankfully surviving to tell the tale.
While at home convalescencing, I was looking for ideas to reduce my blood pressure without taking the dreaded pill for the rest of my life and discovered Wim Hof, or the “Iceman” to give him his nickname. He holds numerous world records for various feats involving cold water and ice, including climbing Mount Everest in a pair of shorts!
He is famous around the world for his method of simple breathing techniques and cold showers, which combined is 100% scientifically proven to reduce stress, lower blood pressure, help with weight loss and build a strong immune system. A testament to that is in the past I have always caught flu and colds every 6 -8 weeks, but the whole of this year; nothing, not even COVID!. My blood pressure is at below normal levels for a 55-year-old man, and I am running half marathons again, unthinkable 12 months ago.
So if you do only one thing for 2021, get healthier and focused with the “Wim Hof” method, I truly recommend you research Wim on U-tube, download his App, and get a few extra years added to your life. I have.