It’s no secret that we love cold exposure and ice baths. It has been a transformative tool for improving our overall health, resiliency, capacity, and ability to handle stress. Wim Hof has been a major catalyst in bringing cold to the forefront of the health community, but experts like Andrew Huberman and furthering the relevancy of this practice by looking at the science behind it as well as implementing specific practices based on the science.
In this episode of the Huberman Lab Podcast, Andrew describes mechanisms by which deliberate cold exposure can enhance mental health, physical health, and performance. He details specific protocols to safely engage in deliberate cold exposure, including minimal exposure times, time-of-day effects, determining optimal temperatures, recovery, mindset, and movement during cold exposure.