The Wim Hof method advocates cold shower because we wear clothes throughout the day, which reduces our ability to keep ourselves naturally warm. In turns, this makes our cardiovascular system weaker. The more external protection we seek, the weaker we become.
As the heart is a muscle that can be worked out, we can use cold showers to strengthen our cardiovascular system and protect ourselves against heart diseases.
Our body will eventually adapt to cold showers and will begin to crave the cold.
Here’s how you can start with cold shower:
- Finish your usual shower with around 30-seconds of cold water
- Increase the time by thirty seconds each week for four week, working up to two minutes.
You’ll find improvement in your physical, mental, and emotional health.