Strengthens Our Immune System
Cold water helps increase the white blood cell count because the body has to respond to changing conditions. Over time, our body becomes more effective at developing defenses.
Swimming in cold water triggers the release of endorphins in the brain. This hormone makes us feel good during physical activity. Because while the cold gives us pain, endorphins are secreted in order to cope with the pain. Swimming in cold water is a preferred type of exercise for the treatment of depression.
Accelerates Blood Circulation
Thanks to the cold water, the blood circulation in our veins increases, the circulating blood helps to warm our extremities. Our body, which is exposed to cold water many times, learns to adapt to the cold in this way.
Cold water increases estrogen and testosterone levels. In this way, it provides an advantage in terms of fertility and libido. Benefits of increased libido include greater self-confidence, higher self-esteem and improved mood.
In cold water, the heart must pump blood faster to warm the body. Therefore, swimming in cold water allows us to burn more calories than swimming in warm water.
It reduces stress
Swimming in cold water stresses us out physically and mentally. Over time, our body develops the ability to control this pressure, calming and relaxing.
It’s a Great Way to Socialize
There is a great sense of community and friendship among cold water swimmers. Thanks to this privileged branch, people have the opportunity to socialize as they come together and share their experiences.