Cold Water Done Right with Dr Mark Harper
“You put your body in the (cold) water, what it gives is a really strong sympathetic response. This is a stressful situation so your body goes into fight or flight mode. Your blood pressure goes up, heart rate goes up, stress hormones, all those kind of things. When you do it regularly, you start adapting to that. Once you adapt and stay in the physiological zone, your peak goes down and your baseline level of inflammation or stress goes down… Cold water can also have a direct effect on the parasympathetic nervous system which reduces inflammation over the short term.” – Dr Mark Harper
Podcast Interview: Dr Mark Harper
In our most recent episode, Found—Space CEO Alex Tyson chats with Dr Mark Harper, a consultant anesthetist, Ph.D., and published author of “Chill: The Cold Water Swim Cure—A Transformative Guide to Renew Your Body and Mind. Mark has specialised his career on the effects of cold on the body through his work at the University Hospitals of Sussex and Brighton in the UK and his study of cold water swimming in Norway.
They dive deep into the importance of cold shock proteins, the benefits and effects of cold water swimming, the holistic health approach and more.
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