Cold-water swimming: What are the real risks and health benefits?

Plunging the body into cold water stimulates the release of a cocktail of invigorating chemicals Jacob Staedler/EyeEm/Getty Images “IT’S like pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a computer,” says Cath Pendleton. “When I’m in the water, I’m so focused on my body, my brain switches off. It’s just me and the swim.” Pendleton, an ice swimmer based in … Read more