DiscoverHuberman LabUsing Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance | Episode 66
Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance | Episode 66

Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance | Episode 66

Update: 2022-04-0415
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I describe mechanisms by which deliberate cold exposure can enhance mental health, physical health, and performance. I detail specific protocols to safely engage in deliberate cold exposure, including minimal exposure times, time-of-day effects, determining optimal temperatures, recovery, mindset, and movement during cold exposure. I discuss how cold exposure can be used to safely stress the body to improve attention, mood, and cognitive focus and boost metabolism and reduce inflammation. Also, I explain how cold exposure on specific regions of the body (called glabrous skin surfaces) can be leveraged to enhance endurance and weight training and increase work output.

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Timestamps

(00:00:00 ) Deliberate Cold Exposure, Health Warning

(00:04:23 ) Tool: Moderate Exercise & Cognitive Work

(00:11:32 ) Sponsors

(00:15:37 ) Circadian Rhythm & Body Temperature

(00:18:41 ) Tool: Quickly Decrease Core Body Temperature, Glabrous Skin

(00:25:26 ) Mental Effects of Cold Exposure

(00:29:02 ) Physical Effects of Cold Exposure

(00:30:11 ) How Cold Should the Temperature Be?

(00:34:53 ) Cold Showers vs. Cold Water Immersion

(00:38:27 ) Protocols for Cold Exposure

(00:50:57 ) Optimal Mindset(s) During Cold Exposure

(00:55:26 ) Tool: Using Movement During Cold Exposure

(00:57:51 ) Optimal Frequency of Cold Exposure

(01:00:22 ) Cold Exposure for Dopamine, Mood & Focus

(01:12:55 ) Cold Exposure & Metabolism, Brown Fat

(01:25:55 ) Tool: Caffeine, Dopamine & Cold Exposure

(01:29:14 ) Tools: Increasing Metabolism w/Cold – The Søberg Principle, Shivering

(01:34:15 ) Norepinephrine & Fat Cells

(01:36:22 ) Cold, Physical Performance, Inflammation

(01:47:36 ) Hyperthermia & Glabrous Skin Cooling

(01:53:27 ) Tool: Palmar Cooling & Endurance

(02:03:18 ) Cold Exposure to Groin, Increasing Testosterone

(02:07:50 ) Tool: Optimal Timing for Daily Cold Exposure

(02:11:16 ) Neural Network Newsletter, Zero-Cost Support, YouTube Feedback, Spotify Reviews, Apple Reviews, Sponsors, Supplements, Instagram, Twitter

Title Card Photo Credit: Mike Blabac

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Using Deliberate Cold Exposure for Health and Performance | Episode 66

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