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Improve your metabolism

The chemical process called ‘metabolism’ makes sure that undigested food gets turned into useful energy for the human body. People with a fast metabolism tend to burn more calories, and store less fat on their bodies. There are several ways to improve your metabolism, and speed up the process of burning off the stored fat on your body.

A great way to improve your metabolism is to expose the body to a cold environment. When voluntarily exposed to the cold, the body forces itself to generate heat, and as such starts protecting vulnerable cell structures and body functions. Through the response of shivering, and therefore generating heat, the body improves its metabolism in a natural way. Exposing the body to the cold on a safe and regular basis can increase the metabolic rate by about 16 percent.

Activate brown fat

Exposing the body to the cold, by taking an ice bath or a cold shower, contributes to losing weight. With faster metabolism, more calories are burned. Apart from burning calories, exposing the body to the cold also activates brown fat. Brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, helps the body to produce heat and control its temperature in cold conditions.

When babies are born, often they have a relatively high level of brown fat in their bodies. This type of fat keeps them warm, as they are unable to shiver. As we grow older, the brown fat in our bodies slowly disappears and becomes inactive. The brown tissue gets replaced by white tissue. The brown fat gets reactivated by exposing the body to cold conditions. Activation of brown fat can ultimately result in significant health benefits, such as more energy, weight loss, and a lower blood pressure.

Activate Brown Fat

Boost your metabolism with the Wim Hof Method

With the help of the Wim Hof Method you are able to boost your metabolism, activate the brown fat in your body, and lose excess weight. In this way, implementing the Wim Hof Method into your daily life (the body will gradually learn to be exposed to a cold environment) stimulates your overall health.

Practice the Wim Hof Method

By signing up to our Fundamentals course, you are able to instantly start your Wim Hof Method adventure. With this course, you can teach yourself the basic principles of the Wim Hof Method. And, as you are able to re-watch all the videos, the Fundamentals course is easy to combine with a demanding lifestyle. Since Wim’s method can be combined with a demanding lifestyle, and it is praised for generating lots of desirable health improvements, many celebrities and professional athletes are practicing the method. You can find their testimonials here. The Fundamentals course is available in English, with subtitles in several languages, such as Dutch, French, German, and Spanish.

The three pillars

The Wim Hof Method is based on three important pillars. These three pillars — which are breathing techniques, controlled exposure to cold and learning to focus — let you take control over your body. When learned properly, they allow you and your body to deal with ‘cold hard nature’. When the body gets used to these challenging conditions, you will start to notice some serious health improvements, such as better sleep, stress relief, and feel more energetic . Start your adventure now!

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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.