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The Cold Warm Swim Cure

Dr Mark Harper

59 mins watch time

Posted August 2022

Wellbeing

The belief that swimming in cold water can improve one’s health is hardly new. For centuries, people from all over the world have reported that immersing themselves in cold water alleviates their pain and improves their overall well-being. But until now, the practice has been treated lightly by the scientific community, the curative effects all but dismissed by doctors seeking medicine-centred solutions for their patients’ illnesses. Expert anaesthetist and researcher Dr Mark Harper joins us to deliver long-awaited evidence that cold-water swimming can, in fact, achieve powerful, tangible health benefits.