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Why are celebs taking a dip in ice water

01/9Benefits of ice bath

Wellness trends may be found in abundance on social media, and celebrities are currently fascinated by the ice bath or icy plunge craze. These days, taking an ice bath or diving into freezing water can be the trendiest thing on social media for both celebs and common people. Improved mood, increased energy, weight loss, and decreased inflammation are among the marketed advantages, although there is conflicting evidence to back up some of those assertions.

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02/9​​What are ice baths?​

Ice baths, sometimes referred to as cold-water immersion or cryotherapy, entail immersing a person for 11 to 15 minutes in water that has been chilled to between 50 and 59 degrees Fahrenheit (10 and 15 degrees Celsius). Athletes have always praised this practice for post-workout recuperation; now, celebrities are embracing it for possible health benefits.

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03/9​​Why are celebs following this trend?​

From International names like Kim Kardashian, Kate Middleton, Harry Styles, Kristen Bell and Lizzo to Indian celebs like Virat Kohli, Rakulpreet, Vidyut Jammwal, and Samantha claim ice plunges reduce inflammation and make their body feel better. The appeal of bone-chilling technique is supported by a foundation of scientifically established advantages that go beyond the glittering celebrity frenzy. Here are some cool benefits about this practice:

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04/9​​Sharpens the brain​

Immersion in cold water activates the portion of the nervous system that regulates the state of relaxation or rest. That might improve emotions of wellbeing. It also activates the portion of the nervous system that controls the stress response known as “fight-or-flight.” Regular practice may lessen that reaction, which may help people feel more resilient to other stresses in their lives, however this has not been scientifically demonstrated.

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05/9​​Helps in weight loss​

Cold dips can also help you lose weight by hastening your metabolism. Cool water speeds up metabolism due to the activation of brown fat. Regularly engaging in cold water dipping exercises can raise metabolic rate and promote weight loss by freezing fat.

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06/9​​Increased circulation​

This healthy practice can help in improving your body’s blood circulation. Ice water therapy increases blood circulation, which is beneficial for heart health. Improved circulation allows the body to absorb and use nutrients and oxygen more effectively which helps in the long run.

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07/9​​Stress reduction​

Natural stress relievers called endorphins can be released while submerged in cold water. This can help those who are stressed because it might make them feel more at ease. It’s well known that dipping into icy cold water elevates mood. Dopamine is released during an ice bath, improving mood. You might experience increased happiness and wellbeing as a result.

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08/9​​Accelerated muscle recovery​

Dipping in cold water is great for muscle recovery and fitness. Following vigorous exercise, cold water therapy helps athletes feel less sore in their muscles. In a cool environment, blood vessels contract that leads to minimizing swelling and promoting muscle repair preventing wear and tear from the workout itself.

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09/9​​Word of caution​

It’s also important to proceed cautiously when using ice baths. Overexposure to cold water can cause skin and nerve sensitivity, hypothermia, and even heart problems. It is advised to progressively submerge various body parts in an ice bath for no longer than 15 minutes in order to prevent shock and blood vessel constriction, which may result in cardiac arrest or stroke.

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