Health Tip of the Day

“A NASA scientist discovered that metabolism can be increased significantly (in some cases enough to double weight loss) with exposure to cold water.  Metabolism is forced to speed up to maintain body temperature when exposed to cold.  For those of us that cringe at the thought, experts in Cold Water Therapy suggest it is best to start slowly to avoid shocking the system.  Begin with a regular shower, then at the end transition to cold water.  If too unbearable, start with hands, feet, and face and work up, or try drinking cold water.  Build “cold” stamina slowly.  Ice packs on the upper chest or back stimulate brown fat cells to increase metabolism.  Other positive side effects of Cold Water Therapy include increased immune system function, improved cardiovascular function, and inflammation/pain relief. If you are brave enough, take the plunge to maximize health!”