Probably everyone knows the ancient Russian custom of immersing in an ice hole in the desire to get strong health and cleanse the soul and body. A full alternative to a student's font in an urban high-rise can be dousing with cold water from an ordinary plastic bucket. Modern researches have proved that such hardening procedures increase immunity, help to overcome the spleen and help to gain a charge of vivacity for the whole day.
The mechanism of exposure of cold water to the body is simple: rapid, rapid cooling is a stress that leads to activation of all organs and systems. In order to get the most benefit from dousing, make it gradual, start with individual parts of the body, and within a week you can go on to complete dousing.
This does not require special preparation, procedures can start any day and conduct them preferably on a daily basis. The basic rule here is to avoid overcooling, douche should be sharp and short( no more than 30 seconds), while you will achieve the desired result, but do not freeze. Immediately after water procedures, thoroughly rub with a towel, put on a warm robe and socks, try to avoid drafts. In the first stages, the water should not be too cold, its temperature should not be lower than the usual tap, then you can lower the degree by adding ice to the water.
Pouring can end the usual showering by pre-preparing the water in a bucket or a basin. Capacity should be comfortable, so you can lift it above yourself and completely sweat. For a long time there have been discussions about whether you need to pour yourself. Most doctors tend to the point of view that you do not need to pour a head.
You can conduct hardening procedures in a city apartment, but you can achieve the greatest result if you go out into the fresh air. Among other things, it is not superfluous to walk barefoot on the ground, it will serve as an excellent stimulation of active points on the feet.
Despite all the undeniable advantages of dousing with cold water, it has a number of serious contraindications. They include violations in the work of the cardiovascular system, and the presence of inflammatory processes in the body. Absolute contraindication to this type of hardening - increased eye pressure, a sharp temperature drop during dousing can lead to detachment of the retina. Do not experiment with children, the variant of cautious stage-by-stage hardening is more suitable here.