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Extreme wellness

When physical and mental wellbeing are at the top of your priority list, ‘extreme wellness’ (or ‘hyper wellness’) might be something for you. This is a relatively new trend that can help you take control of your health and overall wellbeing. Extreme wellness is all about rewiring the body and mind. It can come in many forms, such as biohacking, pushing your body and mind to their limit during extreme experiences, and focusing on behaviors that stimulate epigenetic change. The Wim Hof Method is a form of extreme wellness that ultimately enables you to influence your autonomic nerve system and immune response.You can try the Wim Hof Method by signing up for the Fundamentals online video course.

Forms of extreme wellness and their benefits

Extreme wellness can help you to physically and mentally be the best version of yourself. There are various kinds of extreme wellness, and we discuss some of these types and their specific benefits below.

Pushing body and mind to the limit. Life in our modern-day society is characterized by a relatively high level of comfort, and by a constant flood of stimuli, as a result of technology such as the internet and smartphones. Going on an adventure or mastering an extreme experience, like an extreme sport or survival trekking, is a great way to focus your complete attention and energy on one thing only. Going through such experiences gives you a sense of accomplishment and makes you feel refreshed.

Biohacking. Biohacking is described as the art and science of optimizing human biology and psychology, to ultimately create a better version of ourselves. Just like extreme wellness, biohacking can take many forms. Some examples of biohacking are optimizing your diet based on an analysis of your DNA, using gadgets to track every aspect of your body, and stimulating your brain with nootropics (smart drugs). Biohacking can help you to better understand your body and to use this understanding to perform at your absolute best.

Epigenetic change. Epigenetics is the study of the modification of gene expression through changes in behavior. Using epigenetics for extreme wellness purposes starts with analyzing your genetic markup, to determine what your body needs and how it reacts to stimuli such as nutrition, toxins, exercise, and stress You can subsequently use the results of the analysis to choose an effective lifestyle that perfectly matches your genes.

Benefits Of Extreme Wellness

Extreme wellness with the Wim Hof Method

Extreme wellness was discussed during the Global Wellness Summit, where Wim was invited as keynote speaker, as one of the leading wellness trends for the year 2018. During his talk, Wim explained to the crowd of wellness enthusiasts how the Wim Hof Method teaches people to take control over their own bodies.

If you are interested in incorporating extreme wellness into you daily life, practicing the Wim Hof Method is a great way to start. The unique combination of breathing exercises, focus, and controlled exposure to cold, unctions as a gateway to becoming a stronger, happier, and healthier individual. People who have already tried the method report benefits such as better sleep, more creativity, faster recovery from physical exercise, less stress, and even relief from diseases such as arthritis, COPD, and fibromyalgia.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

The best thing about the Wim Hof Method is that getting started is as easy as signing up for the Fundamentals online video course. This video course was developed by Wim Hof and his team to teach people of all ages the core principles behind the method. You can complete the video course at your own pace, whenever and wherever it suits you. Even people with very demanding lives such as celebrities and professional sports athletes are able to practice the Wim Hof Method on a daily basis. You can watch some of their testimonials here.

After mastering the core principles of the method and incorporating them into your daily routine, you can take things to the next level with certified Wim Hof Method instructors from all over the globe. Our instructors offer you numerous possibilities to broaden your mastery and knowledge of the Wim Hof Method, such as participating in workshops, WHM Weekends, or even joining one of the Travels or Expeditions around the world. Read all about these possibilities here.

The three pillars

The core of the Wim Hof Method is formed by a combination of three pillars. These pillars are breathing exercises, focus, and controlled exposure to cold. The Fundamentals online video course teaches you how you can combine the three core principles in the context of real-world scenarios. This ultimately gives you the power to adapt to any situation, by bringing your body in a state of relaxation or excitation whenever the situation calls for it. The powerful effects of the Wim Hof Method have even urged scientists to conduct multiple experiments to unravel the physical mechanisms behind these effects. You can read all about their ongoing research here.

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Wim Hof Method References

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.