Cold water adaptation for theraputic purposes. How can you gain the benefits of this unusual but increasingly popular activity? Open water swimming is discussed, how long you need to do it and what the benefits are. It’s suggested that it might work because it is an anti-inflammatory. There’s even the suggestion it can help with issues such as chrohn’s disease.

This piece is taken from a longer conversation to be found here:

This edition of TopMedTalk was recorded at The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health (ISEH) live from an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) leadership forum.

The conversation features Professor Monty Mythen and his guest Mark Harper Consultant Anaesthetist at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals, with a research interest in the prevention of perioperative hypothermia and the use of cold water adaptation for theraputic purposes.