For the last month or so me and my partner have taken cold showers in the morning. There are seemingly endless lists of benefits of this available on the Internet so I won’t bore you with another one. For me the main goals were to boost the immune system and to really wake up, both of which it really seems to provide.
It’s also a good exercise of willpower.
We have also extended our open water swimming period. Here’s a nice picture from today of the local bog lake (Kõnnu järv).
The air was at 15 degrees C and the water probably somewhere around 7 degrees C. After going in, there was this burning cold feeling but it’s kind of enjoyable in its own strange way. After coming out the air actually feels rather warm and there’s this strange heating feeling under the skin all over the body long afterwards.