Sat, Feb 25|
Leasowe Bay (Gunsite Car Park)
AHEAD OF THE GAME COLD WATER DIP
Join Dave Bolton for this year's Ahead Of The Game Freezing February event at a group cold water dip.
Time & Location
Feb 25, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Leasowe Bay (Gunsite Car Park), Wallasey CH45 8LW, UK
About the event
Join Dave Bolton for this year's Ahead Of The Game Freezing February event at a group cold water dip at Leasowe Bay, Wirral. 𝐁𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 & 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞!
Let's join together to enjoy the benefits of cold water therapy, meet new friends and help improve our physical and mental health.
𝐖𝐇𝐀𝐓 𝐈𝐒 𝐂𝐎𝐋𝐃 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐏𝐘? Cold water therapy is the practice of using water that’s around 59°F (15°C) to treat health conditions or stimulate health benefits. It’s also known as cold hydrotherapy. The practice has been around for a couple of millennia. But recent adaptations include ice baths, brisk daily showers, outdoor swims, and cold water immersion therapy sessions.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐲, 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚. 𝐃𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧, 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲.
𝐁𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐅𝐈𝐓𝐒 𝐎𝐅 𝐂𝐎𝐋𝐃 𝐖𝐀𝐓𝐄𝐑 𝐓𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐀𝐏𝐘: * Improved lymphatic circulation as cold water forces the lymphatic vessels to contract, pumping lymphatic fluids throughout the body * Mental clarity & improved concentration * Reduced stress as the cold water causes an explosion of endorphins, as the body uses them to compensate as it's own 'pain reliever' * Improved rest - cold water stimulates parasympathetic nervous system, resulting in a sense of well-being and satisfaction
𝑬𝒍𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒅𝒚’𝒔 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒆𝒄𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒎𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒖𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆𝒔, 𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒉𝒎𝒂, 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒔, 𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔. 𝑨𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒊𝒖𝒎, 𝒔𝒆𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒑𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔, 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒂𝒙 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒎𝒖𝒔𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒔, 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒔𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒔𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒂𝒖𝒓𝒂. 𝑺𝒘𝒊𝒎𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒂 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒖𝒍𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒔𝒚𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒔𝒚𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒎 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒊𝒔 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒓𝒆𝒑𝒂𝒊𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒅𝒐𝒑𝒂𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒏. 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒔𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂 𝒗𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝒌𝒆𝒆𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒖𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒍𝒐𝒘 𝒍𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒐𝒏.
Enjoy a pre-swim breathwork & meditation by The Wellbeing Campus! Controlling your breath and mindset is essential for cold water therapy and we are delighted to be collaborating with Louis from The Wellbeing Campus who will be teaching us these techniques.
If you are diagnosed with Cancer, read this very interesting video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_l_ACSMObw
This is a free event, donations welcome on the day towards Ahead Of The Game Foundation.
Arrive & Meet / Greet
Breathwork & Meditation By The Wellbeing Campus