My Friends in Canada Are Jumping In Frozen Lakes and Loving It

Are they crazy or are there health benefits to a cold plunge?

This is an aerial photo of a topless man sitting cross legged on a small mat on a frozen lake. The lake is covered with ice and snow, but a large rectangle of ice has been removed so people can take a cold plunge into the cold water.

It’s that time of the year again. As I sit in sunny Florida, I scroll through photos of my friends in Canada running and jumping into frozen lakes. It’s such a popular thing that many towns cut and remove a large section of ice from a lake so residents can…



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Dr. Christine Bradstreet

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