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Cold showers boost immune systems and increase energy levels, study shows

An ice bath in the middle of snowy mountains.

Cold water immersion has been found to increase circulation and is thought to have mental health benefits. Image: Unsplash/tobias oetiker

Lindsay Bottoms
Reader in Exercise and Health Physiology, University of Hertfordshire
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Wim Hof in an ice bath.
Wim Hof of Holland, 51, who holds a Guinness world record for the longest amount of time swimming under ice, immerses himself in ice water during a promotional event to raise public awareness of global warming, in Hong Kong December 29, 2010 Image: REUTERS/Tyrone Siu


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