Cold showers: Should we believe the hype?
Are the claims of its benefits true?
Hydrotherapy has been around for centuries, and is revered by many who practice it. Cold water therapy has been used in athletics and sports for a very long time, most commonly to reduce inflammation. However, in popular culture in recent years, there has been a lot of media attention on the benefits of cold showers, with people like journalist Wim Hof, aka The Iceman, claiming it can do pretty much anything from improving wellness to curing diseases.
But is it true? Are the benefits of showering in cold water as dramatic as is being claimed? The answers may surprise you. To find out the truth about the benefits of cold water showers, click through this gallery.
LIFESTYLE Olympic games
TRAVEL United kingdom