I’m not sure about you, but my emailbox is filled with emails on how to boost your immunity. Everything from what foods to eat, what supplements to take, recipes for immunity boosting concoctions, Zinc Shock Therapy, Vitamin C Shock Therapy, Intermittent fasting, the Wim Hof method and more.
Today I thought I would share with you the Wim Hof Method. Why? Because it’s new to me so I am enthusiastic about it and because it is FREE!!! All you need is 15 Minutes a day to do the breathing exercise. Unless you’re me! I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. After downloading the Wim Hof Method App I proceeded to do the breathing exercise daily plus the exercises-forward bending, Reverse Balance, headstand, push-ups and the cold shower. Yup, I said the COLD SHOWER! While the cold shower may sound like torture, I assure you it is!!!! But so worth it. It is so invigorating, it clears your mind and gives you a crazy amount of energy. (You will find a video below with some tips on taking cold showers. I start with a warm shower and slowly reduce to the temp while breathing.)
So who is Wim Hof?
Wim Hof, also known as The Iceman, is a Dutch extreme athlete noted for his ability to withstand freezing temperatures. He has set Guinness world records for swimming under ice and prolonged full-body contact with ice, and still holds the record for a barefoot half-marathon on ice and snow.
What is the Wim Hof Method?
The Wim Hof method is a breathing technique that allows you to control the autonomous systems of the body. Perhaps the most earthshaking effect of the Wim Hof Method is the ability to consciously control the immune system to fight off diseases. Our immune system plays a significant role in almost all devastating diseases plaguing the modern world, and finding a way to improve it can help us discover new avenues for medicine.
Give it a try! It can’t hurt (well maybe a little if you are taking a cold shower, brrr!) But if it helps to boost your immunity it’s worth it.
Here is a video for you to use. There are more but this one is for the beginner. Remember, you can also download the app for free. The app contains everything you need to get started and also keeps track for you.
Here is the video of some tips for taking cold showers if you’re brave enough: