Pankaj Durgapal

Pankaj Durgapal

Best 5 Health Benefits of Ice Baths

To make an ice bath at home: Run lukewarm water and put your thermometer in the tub. Gradually add ice cubes to the tepid water. Remember to put on comfortable clothes, like a T-shirt and shorts, before getting into the tub. Step into the tub slowly when the water reaches 50-59 degrees Fahrenheit, or 10-15 degrees Celsius. Set your alarm for 5-10 minutes or less based on what feels reasonable. Get out of the tub carefully, and be sure to dry off thoroughly before changing into dry clothes.

After a game, you may have experienced professional athletes jump into an ice bath. Perhaps you have a fitness enthusiast friend who uses ice baths religiously to recover from a workout. Cryotherapy, a type of treatment that uses cold to…