The goal is to lose weight and stay at an ideal weight? Do you suffer from diabetes? Are you looking for energy in your everyday life?
Can an ice bath help with weight control, diabetes and boost energy levels? Oh yes! Have you heard of brown fat? It is the opposite of white fat. The more active brown fat a person has in their body, the more efficiently many useful body functions can be put to work.
An ice bath activates human brown fat, which has a positive effect on energy production, hormone balance, and also reduces inflammation. You could say that brown fat is brought to life by cold! You can activate brown fat for use easily and quickly by making ice baths a regular part of your everyday life. The recommended duration of the ice bath is from 30 seconds to 4 minutes at a time and with regularity the best health benefits can be achieved.
The function of active brown fat in the body is, among other things, to generate heat. In addition to this, it also consumes a lot of energy, has a lively metabolism and blood vessels. It also removes unhealthy fats from the bloodstream. So it's quite a piece of machinery!
For diabetics, the activation of brown fat makes it easier to treat the disease, because it removes fatty acids and cholesterol from the blood and improves sugar balance.
Cold therapy also affects the mind effectively! The cold gives energy and it also reduces stress and anxiety. It helps the body produce feel-good chemicals such as dopamine and norepinephrine. Activating your mind helps you to be active in your everyday life and you also reach your goals related to exercise and diet more easily. What seems difficult to you today will be your warm-up in the future! Strong. Invincible. You!
Ready. set. ICE!
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