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The science of ice baths, brown fat & metabolism with Susanna Søberg, pHd | The Proof Podcast EP 250



"In Episode #250, I’m joined by Susanna Søberg, PhD to examine the science of cold water exposure. 👇Visit The Proof website for supporting studies and the full show notes👇 https://theproof.com/podcast/


Ice baths and other forms of cold water exposure have gained a huge amount of traction in the past few years. With so many people online claiming the profound benefits of this practice, it’s important to return to the science – is cold water exposure safe? What does the science say about the bold health claims? Is brown fat just a buzz word? How do you safely and effectively implement hot and cold exposure into your life? Dr Søberg answers these questions and many more in this three-hour deep dive into cold water immersion. Dr Susanna Søberg is an internationally leading expert on cold and heat as a stress management tool for physical and mental health. She completed her PhD in metabolism and cold water exposure at The University of Copenhagen, contributing to a deeper understanding of our metabolism and its intersection with our central nervous system. She is the founder of the Soeberg Institute, and communicates her knowledge via her online programs, books, SoMe, podcasts, talks, and workshops. In Episode #250, you will learn about brown fat: what it is, how it’s different from white fat, and how we can activate it. Dr Søberg explains how cold water exposure works on a physiological level, breaking down exactly why it is beneficial. She also shares her recommended weekly cold and hot exposure protocol, and how you can start safely integrating this technique into your lifestyle."



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