Why winter swimming is good for your health
Winter bathing really took hold in the 1970s, and until recently, it was these children of the flower power generation who kept the tradition alive. More recently, the health benefits of a freezing swim have made it super trend again as a winter activity.
Research shows that winter swimming can strengthen the immune system and speed up blood circulation, among other key benefits. An icy dip also releases adrenaline, noadrenaline, serotonin, cortisol and dopamine, which means that a winter swim can have you feeling warm and fuzzy. Fitting, for the capital of cosiness, no?