From hot to cold: benefits and risks associated with cold water immersion after sauna use

Parent Episode: Dr. Jari Laukkanen on Sauna Use for the Prevention of Cardiovascular & Alzheimer’s Disease

A common practice in Finland is cold water immersion immediately after sauna use, which further stresses the cardiovascular system. Although this extreme cooling could provoke a life-threatening condition called coronary spasm in people with underlying cardiovascular conditions, it poses little risk among healthy people. In this clip, Dr. Jari Laukkanen discusses the benefits and risks associated with cold water immersion following sauna use.

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