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Cold plunging is…almost exactly what it sounds like: Immersing your body one way or another in super cold water. Some people do this by hopping in a tub full of ice water, some people take very cold showers, or some people dive into freezing cold lakes.

While a lot of people try to talk about this in very serious ways, calling it “cryotherapy” and extolling its health benefits in every outlet they can find, we were feeling skeptical about it. So we did what we always do – to the research!

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