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The Benefits of Cold Water

The Benefits of Cold Water

Recently, we argued that surfing should be reclassified as a Winter sport.  To take that claim one step further, here is a list of benefits of cold water—shamelessly nicked from a healthline article about cold showers and applied directly to surfing in cold water.

For starters, the article I'm referencing defines cold water as anything below 70 F (21.1 C).  So nearly all the surfing I do during the year takes place in qualifying "cold" water.

The stated benefits to taking cold showers 2-3 times per week are:

  1. Increases endorphins
  2. Improved metabolism
  3. Improved circulation
  4. Helps fight off common illnesses

I can honestly say I tend to feel a heck of a lot better when I'm surfing 2-3 times a week—compared to when I'm not—so from my anecdotal perspective, this list is okay with me.

The Healthline author also goes on to say that cold water is not a cure-all and should not replace other healthy lifestyle choices and medical treatments.  

We have all experienced feeling really good after a morning surf, and now there's some evidence to suggest you should continue surfing 2-3 times per week in perpetuity. Doc's orders.

See you out there.

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