Taking the (Cold) Plunge

February 23rd, 2023

Imagine taking a plunge into an ice-cold pool, willingly. Today’s latest housing-features trend is one based on the idea that cold therapy is a pathway to better health.

Installing a cold-plunge pool, indoors or out, is marketed as the solution for those who want to tap into the potential benefits of literally chilling out. According to this article from Forbes, some believe that exposure to cold can speed up metabolism, or reduce inflammation, swelling and sore muscles. Others say that cold body therapy is linked to improved quality of sleep, more focus and an improved immune response. We can’t confirm whether these benefits are accurate – and there is a strong caution against cold therapy for older people. But there is no doubt that cold-plunge pools and tubs are in demand. For a look at some of the most popular cold-plunge pool and tub options, see this article from Rolling Stone, or these highlighted by BarBend.

Of course, if you’d like to try cold immersion for free, you have plenty of places to dip a toe into the lakes, streams and rivers of beautiful Montgomery County!

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