Controlled Cold – Simple, Unpleasant, Effective
What happened when I asked an 80 year old to have cold showers?
Known effects of controlled cold exposure, technically known as cold hormesis:
- Improves the heat output of your cells (so you burn more fat)
- Increases the amount of energy your cells can make (so you actually get more energy)
- Improves hormone control, including those to do with appetite control
- Decreases anxiety
- Relieves depression
- increases alertness
- Improves immunity
- Makes you more resilient to stress
So you won’t be surprised when I tell you that an 80 year old with brain fog and headaches resulting from a stroke found dramatic improvement just by having a cold shower every day for 2 or 3 minutes.
Hormesis is anything that stresses you that makes you stronger. So exercise is a form or hormesis, as is fasting, and using saunas.
If you want to learn more about hormesis, and how to get it into your life, along with other techniques that make you more energetic, then check out my 7 Week Anti- Ageing Program