Why Winter Swimming Is Good For You

I have yet to do a polar bear swim.  This year, it was a polar bear swim or a cyclocross race… I chose the race.  The local pool is pretty cold as it is, and lately I’m not tolerating the temperature as well as I have – I must have done 100 meters (25m lengths sadly, I miss 50’s when I can’t swim open water).

But the cold being Good for You™ is questionable.  Recent studies confirmed you are more likely to catch cold/etc from cold temperature exposure.  The video also doesn’t mention the details about the groups tested for health benefits – I’m willing to bet the group that didn’t see any benefit did nothing through the same time period.  Exercise is good for you, be it: running, cycling, walking