The origin of the concept:
cold and its natural benefits for the body…and the mind!
Did you know that cooling our body offers
many benefits for our metabolism and inner balance?
7 BENEFITS OF COLD FOR OUR BODY… AMONG MANY OTHERS
HELPS WEIGHT LOSS BY REDUCING ABDOMINAL FAT, …
… toxins and cellulite, enhancing the flow of healthy fat.
It is said that shivering for 15 minutes a day burns as much cellulite as an hour of cycling!
Indeed, to maintain its temperature at 37°C, our body burns calories and our system will mechanically draw on fat reserves.
Exposing our bodies to cold temperatures can activate the functioning of brown adipose tissue (i.e. “good” fat). Better yet, white adipose tissue (i.e. “bad” fat) can be turned to brown adipose tissue by the cold!
When we sleep, our body goes into standby mode and our body temperature begins to drop. The recommended temperature to facilitate sleep is between 15 and 18 degrees Celsius.
Being a little cold allows for better nights, so it’s preferable to put on a blanket rather than turning on the heating.
REGULATES BODY TEMPERATURE.
Higher inner temperature is one of the main causes of body malfunction, before lack of physical activity!
There is an area in the brain called the hypothalamus that can play both a neurological and hormonal role.
In the hypothalamus itself, a small area called the pre-optic nucleus forms the main centre of thermoregulation: it is our physiological thermostat, so to speak.
IMPROVES BLOOD FLOW.
When you are cold, your blood flow increases to send blood to the vital organs more quickly. Microcirculation is stimulated and the cells are then properly nourished and drained, promoting venous return.
REDUCES HOT FLASHES.
Hot flashes can sometimes be spectacular and disabling. To relieve them it is often recommended to cool down: take a cold shower, drink an iced beverage, go to an air-conditioned space, apply a cold pack, etc.
FAVOURS RECOVERY AFTER EXERCISE.
The analgesic action of cold has been known since at least 400 BC. Athletes and their caregivers use cold to recover more quickly from effort and relieve swollen tissues, muscle and joint pain, etc.
IMPROVES THE APPEARANCE OF YOUR SKIN,
The cold makes you look good by tightening pores and making your skin firmer! It also boosts micro-circulation, making the complexion more radiant. Cold also helps reduce acne and other pimples.