Just like we created a craving for sugar, we also have a carving for warmth. That is one of the reasons why we are often afraid of the cold. But, research goes and proves that the colder you are, the happier you are. Low temperatures increase happiness and reduce tiredness and stress, whereas hot temperatures make you more exhausted and decrease happiness. That is why you should embrace the cold and add more of it into your life. Although you may think this is going to be difficult, you can easily bring the cold into your life by practicing the Wim Hof Method!
Warm weather can exhaust you (h2)
Maybe you recognize the feeling of being exhausted during warm days. That is because summer’s warm temperatures make you feel more tired. On the other hand, cold weather helps you feel better. When it is cold, your body has to work harder, which leads to increased endorphin production. More endorphins in your body give you a happier state of mind while at the same time relieving stress. The cold can help you to get more energy and boost your concentration. This may also be one of the reasons why people in cold countries, such as Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Sweden, are more likely to be happy than people in countries that have a warmer climate. In hot climates or on hot summer days, it can be difficult to focus and feel energized. The heat takes a lot of energy from your body. To fix this, a cold shower in the morning can help you feel better, raise your energy level, and increase your willpower.
Exercising in cold weather
When it is cold outside, you probably will not feel like exercising outside. But exercising in the cold has a lot of physical and emotional benefits. Besides that, many types of research have shown that your body can train harder and run faster in lower temperatures. Because the cold allows you to kick your speed and power up a notch, it means you burn more calories. That is another good reason why you should exercise in cold weather! So, put on warm clothes and do not skip your outside workout during winter. And even in summer, it is better to exercise early in the morning, just before the sun comes up and warms up the day. During extreme heat, it can even be dangerous to exercise intensively.
Embrace the cold
In recent years, cold therapy and exposing your body to cold has gained serious popularity, as it is linked to numerous health benefits. Besides all the mental health benefits, it is also linked to many physical health benefits. Exposing your body to cold reduces inflammation, swelling, high blood pressure, and relieves symptoms caused by autoimmune diseases. Furthermore, cold body therapy is associated with improved quality sleep, more focus, and even an improved immune response. Because whole-body cold therapy (such as cryotherapy) is expensive and not widely available, the WHM is a better pick. The Wim Hof Method is accessible for everyone and offers an affordable alternative. You can practice the Wim Hof Method within the comforts of your own home by taking a cold shower and practicing breathing exercises daily.
Cold therapy with the Wim Hof Method
The Wim Hof Method is a powerful method created by Iceman Wim Hof. In his method, Wim teaches you how you can consciously influence your own body. The method is built on three pillars. Besides exposure to cold, breathing exercises and commitment form the rest of the foundation. If you combine these three pillars, you experience health benefits within a matter of weeks! To benefit from Wim’s method, all you have to do is watch the videos, follow the instructions and practice the exercises. The step-by-step videos are easy to follow and Wim Hof himself will teach you everything you need to know about his powerful method. The videos are even available in several different languages! You will start with breathing exercises and meditation, and after that, you gradually expose your body to low temperatures by taking cold showers. Within weeks you are bound to experience more energy, better stress management, and more willpower. You can start your journey today by signing up for our online video courses!