May 16, 2022

130 | Ice Ice Baby | The Health Benefits Of Cold Exposure

Show Summary:

Back in episode 114, we discussed the health benefits of heat exposure.  Today, as promised, we take a deep dive into the health benefits of cold exposure.  Peter has been holding this one in for a while, so get ready for some learning!!

We start the show by reviewing the benefits of heat exposure that we discussed in episode 114.  After that, we deep dive (no pun intended) into the positive effects of cold plunges.

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Action Items/Conclusions:

Cold immersion, like heat exposure, offers many positive health benefits when done correctly.  Peter helps us to better understand all of the benefits along with the appropriate usages and protocols to follow.  We also discuss when NOT to use it despite some common beliefs to the contrary.   In the end, heat and cold exposure both offer many health benefits that most of us can benefit from.

Topics Discussed:

  • Hormesis
  • Cold Immersion
  • Cold Plunge
  • Hormones
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Cold Shock Proteins
  • Energy
  • Thermogenesis
  • Brown Fat
  • Metabolism
  • Immunity
  • Inflammation
  • Mental Health


Thanks for listening!