Have been having only cold showers since April, walking 3km each morning and evening in short sleeves (Latitude S34) and generally wearing as little clothes as I can with minimal heating (ie only when another family member turns on a bar heater - no central heating at home).
Benefits so far have been massive improvement in frozen shoulder (bit of irony there) and have had to tighten the belt a notch over the last few days, despite weight being stable (no need to lose). Oh and great tolerance of cold. Am making others uncomfortable sitting outside at the pub of an evening in my short sleeves while they're all rugged up. Let's see if I can get a show of abs by the end of winter
Slowly, slowly catchee monkey
Why I don't worry about cholesterol:
Lyon Diet Heart Trial
Get With The Guidelines admission data
Sydney Diet Heart Study revisited
Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet
The problem with modern medicine is that doctors don't view the prescription of drugs as a failure to keep you healthy
Thx for the tips. Ocean not super convenient but I can swim on the weekends. Will spot ice the back of the neck during the week.
I tried a bath again, and like last night, I just couldnt do it. I lasted maybe 5 minutes after I turned the cold on. But, I have my ice pack on now.
Check out this shirt for spot icing your BAT
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