Wim Hof Method
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Boost your endorphins

Endorphins are naturally produced by the autonomic nervous system to get through pain and stress. This is why they are also called the ‘feel-good’ chemicals of the body. They relieve pain, and boost your happiness. The baseline level of endorphins is different for everybody. But, people who have a low endorphin level, have a bigger chance to suffer from depression or fibromyalgia. The Wim Hof Method helps to give your body a boost, and increase your endorphins naturally. Learn more about the Wim Hof Method in our free Mini class.

Boost your endorphins naturally

Endorphins are nature’s chemicals to relieve pain and stress. Due to extensive research, we now know a lot about the importance of stress reduction for the health of the body. Stress in itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but too much stress is unmistakably related to high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, chronic fatigue, and even emotional and physical exhaustion (burnout). When the body experiences stress or pain, it reacts by releasing endorphins. These endorphins help you to reduce your level of stress, and in this way make you live healthier. So, how can you boost your endorphins naturally?

Move your body Exercising is one of the most important things you can do to naturally boost your endorphins. Exercise, like cardio and strength training, can signal your brain to release endorphins. The effects of these exercises are different for every person, so you may need to adjust (personalize) your workout. If you do not experience a happy feeling after working out, you should probably increase the intensity of the training.

Laugh out loud When you are eating good food, your level of endorphins increases. Especially dark chocolate and spicy foods are well known as good endorphin releasers. Besides that, scientific studies have shown that laughing also has a positive effect on endorphin levels. Deep, long-lasting belly laughs are ultimate endorphin boosters. Therefore, plan an evening with friends, laugh out loud, and eat some delicious food. Your level of endorphins will be boosted for sure!

Relax Yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques help you to relieve stress and get relaxed. These kinds of physical activities lower stress markers, and increase endorphins. Regularly performing ‘feel-good’ exercises like yoga, meditation or breathing exercises, will guide you to a healthier and happier life.


Increase your endorphins with the Wim Hof Method

Wim Hof developed a method that is composed of several principles, which allow you to increase the level of endorphins in your body. With the help of meditation, breathing exercises, and exposure to cold, you will be able to strengthen both your body and mind. Start now with learning about the Wim Hof Method, by watching our free Mini class!

Practice the Wim Hof Method

You can start to benefit from the Wim Hof Method today, and best of all, directly from the comforts of your own home! Wim Hof and his team have developed a 10-week video course that teaches you everything you need to know about the Wim Hof Method and how it can help you to boost your endorphins. Already many thousands of people from all over the world have started following this unique video course, and are now experiencing benefits such as better sleep, more energetic, and overall improved health.

The three pillars

The method of Wim Hof is built on three pillars. These three pillars are exposure to cold, breathing techniques and commitment. Together, these pillars enable you to influence your body in a positive way. Many scientific studies prove that the Wim Hof Method has advantageous effects on the body, and helps you to increase your endorphin levels and gain health improvements.

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Wim Hof Method is assesed on average with an 9.5 out of 10 based on 2147 experiences written by participants

Tineke, Testimonial Wim Hof
Tineke, The Netherlands
I have severe arthritis in my left hip. By implementing the Wim Hof Method in my daily life, I can deal with this without getting surgery. I love Wim’s purity. His coaching inspires me and gives me energy. I’m almost 66 years old and by practicing the Wim Hof Method I feel much more...
Albert, Testimonial Wim Hof
Albert, The Netherlands
For 12 years now I have had rheumatism. Thanks to the Wim Hof Method I have been able to halve the amount of anti-inflammatory drugs. My goal is to completely stop the use of anti-inflammatory drugs after finishing the video course.
Aivar, Testimonial Wim Hof
Aivar, Estonia
I am 52 years old, and after 10 weeks of the Wim Hof Method I am in the best shape I have ever been. I did 30 push-ups as a test before I started the course, and when I finished I did 100 push-ups for the first time in my life. The Wim Hof Method gives you a good mood, it’s addictive!
Monic, Testimonial Wim Hof
Monic, The Netherlands
It’s only been 4 weeks since I started, but the results are remarkable! Thank you from the heart for changing my life, my health, and my understanding about my own power and the influence I have on this. I’m looking forward to a nice cold winter in the Netherlands.
Mino, Testimonial Wim Hof
Mino, Germany
Learning Wim’s method is like studying from one of nature’s best students. My life long fear of cold is history. I now fully enjoy cold immersions, but the benefits are not limited to cold. I am now a better person and a happier being. I smile when facing life challenges.
Gregor Testimonial Wim Hof
After 8 months of daily Hoffing, puffing and cold showers I can claim to be cured of my 5 year burnout. Not having had a single cold or flu, my sore knee is working perfectly again, which was very painful the last 2 years. It is like a miracle, and I’m really grateful that our paths crossed.
Franco, Testimonial Wim Hof
Franco, USA
Wim I hope to train with you someday. I love to jump into that cold water and climb that mountain with you. Your method has truly helped me with psoriatic arthritis. I am no longer taking Humira injections for my symptoms. I am controlling it with breathing, cold showers and ice baths.
Matthew, Testimonial Wim Hof
Matthew, Australia
I would have paid $10,000 for this, but that would not be enough because this has changed my life. I feel like I have taken Valium yet am supercharged. As a clinical psychologist my days can be very stressful. There is a stillness inside me now, and what I am really amazed by is the peace lasts.
Per Kristian, Testimonial Wim Hof
Per Kristian, United Kingdom
After 3 weeks of daily practicing my medication (Naproxen) for long-standing sciatica has been cut by 80%, and my arm pain and 'pins and needles' following a neck injury 50 years ago has been halved!
Arthur, Testimonial Wim Hof
Arthur, USA
I got anxiety 2+ years ago, and have had panic attacks every day since. Medicine helped a little. I came across your videos and started to walk my 2 miles a day in only a t-shirt at 20F degrees. Within 2 weeks my anxiety went away! I found it to be a miracle.
James, Testimonial Wim Hof
James, USA
I’ve had astonishing results battling addiction with the Wim Hof Method. It has saved my life and is the only thing that worked on getting clean and healthy. I go ahead and get my suffering over with in the cold showers, so I don't have to suffer throughout the day. Pretty good trade to...
Georg, Testimonial Wim Hof
Georg, Germany
Cardiac and respiratory arrest began my life. Heart defect and cleft palate pushed diseases. Depression, lack of self-efficacy, and post traumatic stress disorder followed. The Wim Hof Method frees me: I am twenty-nine years old, and I love to live. Thank you!
Grant, Testimonial Wim Hof
Grant, Australia
I was born with Spina Bifida, and was told I would end up in a wheelchair. After incorporating the Wim Hof Method into my daily life I have begun to see results in my pain levels and athleticism. I am no longer looking down the barrel of becoming a paraplegic, and I attribute that in part to the...
Raúl, Testimonial Wim Hof
Raúl, The Netherlands
From the 90s to 2012 I developed hayfever symptoms and had to take daily medications in order to cope. The effect of these medications only lasted for several hours. By using the Wim Hof Method training daily, my body has conquered hayfever symptoms since 2013.
Benjamin Testimonial Wim Hof
I started the Wim Hof method in October of 2018, and now the holes I had in my brain are gone. My neurosurgeon was so impressed by the scans that he told me I don't have to come back anymore. I take this as proof that this method works to regenerate brain tissue.