If there was a way to recover faster from exercise, dramatically lower your stress response, beat depression and mental illness, get deeper sleep, and boost your immune system’s response to pathogens, would you do it?
What if it was something that caused you short-term discomfort? Would you still do it?
The truth is, most people run from discomfort. Our brains are wired to seek familiarity, comfort, and predictability.
Why then, would anyone purposely put themselves in uncomfortable, scary, or even painful situations?
Well, instead of me telling you the answer to that, I will let my podcast guest, Wim Hof tell you!
I am beyond ecstatic to have had this interview with him! The man is absolutely brilliant—so full of energy, wisdom, and charisma.
For those who may not know, Wim is a Dutch extreme athlete who got his nickname ‘The Iceman’ by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure, like climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle barefoot, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes.
Achievements like these require a massive amount of discipline, determination, and skill. Wim has developed his own method for enabling him to achieve these extraordinary feats and has dedicated his life to teaching others how to master it for their own health benefits.
In this episode, Wim explains exactly how to accomplish all this and more. He even guides you through his ice bath challenge by teaching you how to focus on your breathing to get through it in the fastest 40 seconds of your life.
I even took on the challenge myself (watch for that video on my IG!), and I strongly encourage you to do it too! Why? Because the benefits of cold exposure on the symptoms of mental illness are profound, and what a way to bring awareness to such a great cause.
And to sweeten the deal, if you post your ice bath challenge video and tag Wim and me so we can see it (with the hashtag #freezehof), you will get a Sculpted Vegan program of your choice for FREE!
You’re really going to be blown away by this episode! Can’t wait to hear what you think and see all your Freezehof challenge videos!
Love Kim xo
Podcast Reference List
|Freeze Hof Challenge for mental awareness
|Wim’s IG @iceman_hof View Instagram
|Wim’s website: Explore Website
Listen to podcast
“The body is innately capacitated to bring down viruses or inflammation to zero.”
“The best investment you can make for your future is not money, it’s your health.”
“The cold is a beautiful teacher of how to deal with deep deep stress and stay calm.”