swim in cold water

swim in cold water 

tesha jie on small stone bridge

Swim in cold water (By Tesha Jie, Reviewed by Dr. Francisco LIano)

Sitting on this little bridge, looking at this crystal clear water, the carefree fairy side of me wanted to get rid of all my clothes and swim in it, well, the educated and reserved me only allowed myself to check the internet on how to do  cold water swimming and survival time with different temperatures. Here is my summary of my little research!

First of all, what are the benefits of cold water swimming?

Regular swimming in cold water can potentially

- strengthen the immune system,

-stimulate metabolism,

-improve blood circulation,

-tightens the skin and has a rejuvenating effect

-increase libido,

- soothing effects on rheumatism and polyarthritis

- it’s euphoric and anxiolytic, because it stimulates the production of dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline and endorphins,

- It is relaxing, even anti-inflammatory

Secondly, how do we get started?

To get started, you obviously have to take it slow, IN SMALL DOSES, and not in icy water! Also, bathing in cold water is not recommended for people with heart pathologies, or "patients who are immunosuppressed, or taking immunosuppressors, and pregnant women" (Dr. Francisco LIano). The human body can be adapted to a lot of things, before throwing myself into cold water, I would probably start with cold showers and baths!


Here are the different water temperatures and the time the body can endure and survive,  and be careful of the risk of hypothermia!

Water Temperature      Time Before Exhaustion or Unconsciousness    Expected Time of Survival

(°F)                   (°C)                             

32.5°                  0.3°                          < 15 minutes                         45 minutes

32.5–40°         0.3–4.4°                  15 – 30 minutes   30 – 90 minutes

40–50°             3.3–10°                   30 – 60 minutes 1 – 3 hours

50–60°             10–15.6°  1 – 2 hours         1 – 6 hours

60–70°            15.6–21.1° 2 – 7 hours         2 – 40 hours

70–80°  21.1–26.7°          3 – 12 hours       3 hours – indefinite

> 80°      > 26.7°  Indefinite           Indefinite

Nage dans l’eau froide

assise sur ce petit pont, en regardant cette eau si claire en enchantante, j’avais envie de me débarrasser tous mes vêtements et papoter dedans,

la natation régulière dans l’eau froide peut potentiellement

-renforcer le système immunitaire,

-stimuler le métabolisme,

-améliorer la circulation,

-rendre la peau plus ferme et élastique-effet rajeunissant

-augmenter la libido.

-calmer rhumatismes et polyarthrites

-euphorisante et anxiolytique, car elle stimule la production de dopamine, de sérotonine, d’adrénaline et d’endorphines.

- Elle est relaxante, voire anti-inflammatoire

Pour se mettre, il faut évidemment y aller doucement , À PETITES DOSES, et pas dans de l’eau glacée la baignade en eau froide est déconseillée aux personnes sujettes à une pathologie cardiaque.

Voici les différentes températures de l’eau et le temps que le corps peut supporter et survivre, il faut prendre conscience du risque de  l'hypothermie

On peut toujours commencer par une douche froide !















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