Cold Showers Benefits - Dr KP Buteyko Swimming in Snow





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Published on Dec 3, 2010

Cold shower benefits has been shown in numerous studies that are quoted by Dr. Artour Rakhimov. Taking cold showers and cold adaptation have always been important parts of the Buteyko breathing technique: http://www.normalbreathing.com/buteyk... . Medical research suggested numerous benefits of regular cold adaptation and cold showers use:
- increase the blood level of beta-endorphin and noradrenaline and increase synaptic release of noradrenaline in the brain as well (Shevchuk, 2008)
- activation the sympathetic nervous system (Shevchuk, 2008)
- electrical stimulation of peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect (Shevchuk, 2008)
- reduction in muscle soreness after running a marathon (Liang et al, 2001)
- significant analgesic effect without noticeable side effects or cause dependence (Shevchuk, 2008)
- improved quality of sleep (Onen et al, 1994)
- inhibition of purine metabolism (Brenke et al, 1994)
- long-term antioxidative adaptation (Brenke et al, 1994)
- improved tone of the skin and muscles (Mergeay et al, 1990)
- decrease of uric acid level in blood plasma (Brenke et al, 1994)
- reduction in uremic pruritus (a major problem for patients with end-stage renal disease) (Zucker et al, 2003)
- increase in brown fat cells or brown adipose tissue that protects from aging, fight obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc. (Kanzleiter et al,2005; Mattson, 2010).

Additional and the main factors relate to improvements in breathing parameters: slower and lighter breathing and higher body oxygen content.

For references and Cold Showers Benefits, Rules and RESTRICTIONS, visit:

Afraid of cold shower due to cold hands or feet? Learn about the causes of cold feet and hands:
This page also has the link to the Buteyko breathing exercise how to warm cold hands and feet naturally.

This video was created by Dr. Artour Rakhimov (NormalBreathing.com)

Music: Decisions by Kevin MacLeod
Source: http://www.incompetech.com/ - Royalty Free

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