Obstacle Mud Runner - issue 21

3820 BENEFITS OF : ICE Cold water immersion An ice bath, also known as cold water immersion, is a therapeutic technique that involves immersing the body in cold water for several minutes. Here are some potential benefits of taking an ice bath: q Reduces inflammation: Cold water immersion has been shown to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body. w Speeds up recovery: Ice baths can help speed up recovery by reducing muscle soreness and fatigue. This can help athletes to recover more quickly between workouts, allowing them to train more effectively. e Boosts circulation: Cold water immersion can help increase blood flow and circulation in the body, which can improve overall health and wellbeing. This can be beneficial for people with circulatory issues or poor blood flow. r Increases alertness: Exposure to cold water can also increase alertness and mental clarity, helping to improve focus and concentration. t Relieves stress: Cold water immersion can also have a calming effect on the body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety levels. It is important to note that taking an ice bath can be uncomfortable when first starting out. It is recommended to start with shorter durations and gradually increase the length of time spent in the cold water over time. Additionally, ice baths are not recommended for everyone, particularly those with certain medical conditions or injuries. It is always a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new therapeutic technique. I’ve been using my Ice Tub for 2 weeks now and have pencilled it into my routine to make sure I have a quick dip every day. I am 100% feeling the benefits so far. The cynics amongst you would say it’s no different to having a cold bath. This is true. however, the Ice Tub contains (270) litres of water and it’s re-usable for at least a month or longer provided you maintain it accordingly, whereas you would use on average 100-130 litres in a bath and then the plug gets pulled and off it goes, literally money down the drain. That’s a lot of water wasted when you’ve only sat in it for maybe 3-10 minutes. Re-using the water in an Ice Tub is much friendlier for the environment AND your wallet. Could I just use a wheelie bin? Yes, you could but this looks way cooler, and no one will accidentally put their rubbish in your Ice Tub. It’s an ideal birthday or Christmas gift too. (Yes, I did just say the ‘C’ word) Won’t it cost me a fortune topping it up with ice? Actually, I’ve bought some large Ice Packs which I freeze and then pop in the water 10 mins before getting in. I just pop them back in the freezer when I get out again. Hey presto! Click the link https://ice-tub.com and use our code DONNA18036 to get 10% off yours, it comes with a lid, warranty and a guide to help you get the most out of your cold-water experience. I challenge you to the 21-day challenge, I bet you can’t tell me you’re not feeling the benefits. Do please share your experiences with me at donna@ obstaclemudrunner.co.uk