Guide to how to temper properly
Regular colds, chills from the cold, fear of even the slightest draft – all this speaks of the low protective functions of the body. However, do not shrug – what can you do, poor immunity. If you start to temper, you can make your body more resilient. And the number of acute respiratory viral infections will significantly decrease.
But before you start training, you need to carefully study how to properly temper. After all, mistakes can lead to sad consequences.
Hardening: what you need to know about the event
Hardening is usually called a set of measures aimed at increasing the stability of the human body to external conditions (atmospheric pressure, solar radiation, low and high temperatures, etc.). In simple words, the essence of hardening is to teach the body to quickly adapt to environmental changes.
Tempering can be:
Active. A person makes a decision to strengthen the body, develops a program and follows a painted scheme.
Passive. A person enters a certain environment (for example, when changing climatic zones), to which he must adapt. This hardening is called addiction.
Why you need to be tempered
Human skin contains many nerve endings called receptors. It is they who capture all changes in the environment and immediately transmit impulses to the brain. From the point of view of physiology, the principle of hardening lies in the training of precisely these receptors.
In a non-hardened person, the body, under the influence of cold, begins to actively produce heat. To keep warm, the heat generation increases significantly. This leads to an imbalance between heat production and loss. The body begins to cool gradually. The man freezes. When cooling, the protective functions of the body decrease. The vital activity of harmful microorganisms is immediately activated. Various colds begin.
Quenching provides several positive effects:
immunity is strengthened;
thermoregulation improves (the body acquires the ability to maintain a natural temperature, regardless of changes in the environment);
blood vessels and heart are strengthened;
the state of the nervous system is normalized;
Hardening strengthens the immune system
In addition, the hardening of the body allows you to get rid of extra pounds and promotes rejuvenation.
Who can be tempered
Despite the obvious benefits of hardening, do not immediately start active activities. Initially, you need to visit a doctor. If a history of chronic diseases is present, then a specialist consultation is required.
Hardening the body is useful to people who:
often catch a cold;
suffer from hypertension or angina pectoris (only after consulting a doctor!);
suffer from colds of the upper respiratory tract;
suffer from neurasthenia.
… and who should not be tempered
For some people, hardening is contraindicated. This category includes patients suffering from:
chronic diseases in the acute phase;
pathologies of the urination system;
tumor processes (both benign and malignant);
coronary artery disease;
It is forbidden to practice hardening during colds. It is necessary to fully recover initially and only then proceed to the procedures. In addition, it is important to consider the type of nervous system. Patients with irritability are advised to refrain from douche. This exercise can be an excessive irritant to the body.
How to temper properly: the benefits and harms of events
Some people, having decided to quench, immediately begin to dive into the ice hole. This is completely wrong and even very dangerous. This “hardening” leads to colds and the development of inflammatory processes in the body. In order not to harm yourself, you need to properly approach this event.
When hardening, do not immediately start at low temperatures.
So, having made a firm and informed decision about hardening, you can proceed to action.
It is recommended to begin hardening with the adoption of air baths. A man undresses and spends three minutes in a room at a temperature of 15 ° –16 ° C. The temper must do a small charge at this time. You can squat, push up, pull yourself up or wave your arms and legs.
Such baths should be taken daily. If the body adapts well, then after 4-5 days, you can begin to increase the time by 1 minute. After a month of training, you are allowed to go out. This hardening begins with a temperature of + 22 ° C. The first lesson lasts 15 minutes. Daily sunbathing time is increased by 1 minute.
In order not to harm the body, choose places for hardening, completely protected from wind and direct sunlight.
When skin receptors get used to the cool air, rubbing can be practiced. The towel is pre-moistened in water, the temperature of which is 33 ° C, and squeezed well.