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Why Winter Swimming Is Good For You

On January 1st, many daring individuals participate in a Polar Bear Plunge. What does this do to your body?

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Winter Swimming Improves General Well-Being

“Objectives: This study deals with the effects of regular winter swimming on the mood of the swimmers.”

NOAA-18 Sea Surface Temperature

What Happens to Your Body During a New Year’s Polar Bear Plunge

“Dennis Thomas, 59, was walking along the Coney Island boardwalk 30 winters ago when he spotted two elderly men in bathing suits running into the frigid water.”

Polar Bear Plunge Physiology: What A Cold Water Dip On New Year’s Day Does To Your Body

“In New York City, it’s only about an hour on the Q train from the crush of New Year’s Eve parties at Times Square to Coney Island, where hundreds of people are expected to rush into the Atlantic Ocean on Jan. 1.”

Polar Bear Plunges: Are They Good for Your Health?

“Vinny Guadagnino, the fist-pumping star of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, made a splash when he took a dip in the freezing cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean as part of the Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s 110th New Year’s Day Swim.”

Improved antioxidative protection in winter swimmers

“Adaptation to oxidative stress is an improved ability to resist the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species, resulting from pre-exposure to a lower dose.”



Sauna Health Benefits: Are saunas healthy or harmful?

“A saunas’ dry heat (which can get as high as 185° F) has profound effects on the body.”

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