Immerse Yourself In Hot/Cold Therapy

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Are There Risks Associated with Extreme Temperatures?

You may be wondering if there are risks associated with exposure to extreme temperatures, and the answer is yes. With any activity there will be some level of risk; however, one thing should be noted, especially if you do a lot of weight training. When you’re building muscle, exposure to extreme cold or cryotherapy can be harmful to the muscle building process, but on the other side of that, the sauna will improve your weight training. Just be aware that each part of extreme temperature exposure has its strengths and weaknesses depending on the exercise or activity you’re performing before. Do your research, and you will be okay.

Always consult with your doctor prior to making any changes in your workout routine or daily routine. Exposure to extreme temperatures is safe for most of the population, but if you have prior condition, you may want to consult your physician, just to be safe. Extreme heat and cold have the potential to stress your cardiovascular system and your heart. You should also be aware of your own body since the reaction to extreme temperatures will vary by the individual.

 

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Of the two therapies, exposure to extreme cold is the riskier. In general, people tolerate the sauna better than cold therapy, so you may want to start with a sauna treatment and go from there. If you pay attention, go slow and talk to your doctor, you have nothing to worry about. Extreme heat and cold therapies have been around for centuries. The sooner you take the plunge, the sooner you can reap the benefits of exposing your body to the hot/cold cycle.

Exposure to extreme temperatures isn’t for everyone, but you won’t know until you give it a try.

References:

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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