How long should you sit in an ice bath?

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asked Dec 8, 2020 in Body/Skin by 88sease (680 points)
How long should you sit in an ice bath?

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answered Dec 8, 2020 by Larry S (42,350 points)
When taking an ice bath you should stay in the ice bath for 10 to 15 minutes.

However do not stay in the ice bath longer than 15 minutes because you could get hypothermia.

Ice baths are good in moderation and can help relax tense and sore muscles and the ice baths help you lose weight as well as belly fat.

Some of the pros of ice baths are the ice bath helps to Reduce Muscle Damage From Certain Workouts, Numb pain, Reduce Inflammation and Swelling, aid in weight loss, improve your mood, help your sore muscles heal and give you energy.

Some cons are the ice baths can cause hypothermia, cause heart conditions to become worse and in rare cases the ice bath may cause some peoples sore muscles to become worse.

However for most people the ice baths help improve the sore muscles and get rid of the pain.

Ice baths help athletes increase their energy and helps prevent tired muscles as well.

The ice baths also help the athletes heal their sore muscles or injured muscles faster as well.

The reason Athletes use Ice Baths is because the Ice Bath reduces tissue breakdown and swelling as well as flush waste and constrict the blood vessels in the body.

The Ice baths that Athletes take helps drain the lactic acid out of the Athletes tired muscles.

So it basically speeds up the healing process when an athlete is injured or just needs to heal from muscle pain.

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