Is Cold Plunging Worth It? Here’s What Happened When I Tried It

But, Dr. Zaslow did note that there are some potential benefits that one could experience from the act of cold plunging that have are backed by evidence and they are as follows; 1) decreased muscle soreness 2) a faster cool down 3) the potential to boost your immune system and 4) positive mental health effects.

In terms of helping muscle soreness, Dr. Zaslow notes that “some studies have shown that muscle soreness in athletes who soaked in cold water for 10 minutes or more, versus those who didn’t, had less symptoms of muscle soreness in the days that followed.” Dr. Zaslow also noted that, “at this point, it’s more of an individual decision if athletes or people feel a benefit in sense of decreased soreness in the days to come. But the results are a bit mixed.” 


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