“A study in Clinical Physiology found that healthy, habitual winter swimmers who jumped from saunas into frigid water had improved immune function compared with those who don’t regularly swim in the cold. Researchers believe that over time, exposure to extreme temperature differences may boost the production of infection-fighting cells.”
We sauna enthusiasts love winter, frozen lakes, naked snow angels, polar plunging – the euphoria and endorphin rush akin to “runners high.” We smile when it snows.
And come to think of it, yes, it’s true: we rarely do get sick.
We’ve talked about it many times. When it is this cold outside, sauna takes on an extra special feeling, and provides us an extra special experience.
Note Brian’s reflection in the window. He has just fired up his sauna and is gearing up for round one.
When it is this cold outside, the classical elements of fire, earth, water, and air do strange (and wonderful) things:
When it is this cold outside, we exit the hot room, steam billowing, endorphins rushing, and we become euphoric in the moment.