One of the big trends emerging today is cryotherapy. Especially when it comes to recovery and fat loss, cryotherapy has shown positive effects over simple traditional cold water immersion., though it’s so new, some of the benefits have yet to be scientifically proven.
Cryotherapy is the process of hyper-cooling the body, usually as a method of recovery relative to sport and performance exercise. However, recently it has been being used as a new solution to everyday injuries, as well as relief from any inflammatory issues such as arthritis and normal joint and muscle pain.
When you undergo cryotheraphy, expect to be subject to sub zero temperatures..anywhere from -125 degrees to -200 degrees, in a highly regulated and monitored environment, for 3-5 minutes.
Purported benefits include:
- pain relief and muscle healing
- weight loss
- reduced inflammation
- brain health and dementia prevention
- cancer treatments
- reducing anxiety and depression
- improving skin conditions like eczema
- migraine treatment
However, some studies have recently came out about its effects versus normal cold water immersion therapy for recovery…which is just what it sounds like, prolonged exposure in an ice bath or sub temperature environments.
One of my favorite new age health and fitness resources is Ben Greenfield, where he does an entire podcast episode comparing the effects of cryotherapy against normal cold water or temperature immersion for both general recovery and fat loss, saying that for prolonged fat loss effects, being exposed to any cold temperatures for a prolonged period of time where the body is working to return to normal temperature will have a positive effect.
If you want to give cryotherapy a try, as an athlete or just an everyday person looking to switch up your routine, a visit can cost you anywhere from $70-$125 at a specialized clinic. Or, if you’d like to buy a tank for yourself, you’re looking at anywhere from $45k-$150k. Or…buy a house 🙂 Either way is fine!
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Until next time!