Hardening is not without reason considered the key to excellent health and longevity. But at the same time, you need to temper yourself wisely, otherwise you will not get healthy immunity, but simply undermine the existing one. The therapist, neurologist Pavel Khoroshev said that the wrong approach to this procedure can seriously undermine health. And besides, for some people, hardening is completely contraindicated.
According to Khoroshev, immune cells present in all human organs do not tolerate cold well: they become lethargic and lose their effectiveness. Therefore, a sharp drop in temperature sometimes not only does not strengthen the immune system, but, on the contrary, destroys it.
“Immune cells are constantly being renewed. At the same time, the new ones will no longer be adapted to work at low temperatures, they will not have memory and readiness to work in extreme conditions. Therefore, they will need to be hardened again. If a person undertook to engage in hardening, this should be done regularly, all year round, ”said Khoroshev.
The neurologist noted that hardening is necessary for those who are already ready for extreme conditions, and for the rest it can only cause harm. Especially hardening should be avoided by those who are struggling with oncology.
By the way, about hardening – Epiphany bathing is just around the corner, so it’s time to prepare for diving into icy water. According to Ekaterina Kashukh, Candidate of Medical Sciences, the event must be approached extremely responsibly, because even a short stay in icy water can turn into serious health problems for an unprepared person and even a sudden death.