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Jan 24, 2019 15:23:03

A result of getting uncomfortable

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Brandon Wilson

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I wrote recently about getting uncomfortable. One of the ways I have gotten uncomfortable recently is enduring cryotherapy. I have done seven sessions so far and did three in a row this week with one more planned today.

The maximum setting for the cryotherapy chamber is -321 degrees. That is a long three minutes standing in your underwear getting blasted with liquid nitrogen. It is most definitely uncomfortable. But is it worth it?

I have noticed a few benefits since starting cryotherapy. My mood has been better. My sleep has definitely improved as measured by the Fitbit and the Oura Ring. My blood sugar readings have been improving. I have continued to lose weight. I was already working on this, but the calorie burn the body uses to heat you back up definitely helps.

I suppose now the question is whether to continue with the therapy. I purchased ten sessions to be used in a one-month period to try it out. On one hand, it would be interesting to stop the therapy and compare how I feel without it. On the other hand, I might not have achieved the full benefits yet and may lose the momentum if I stop. At least I have some time to decide.

In the meantime, this experiment in getting uncomfortable has been a success.

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    @brandonwilson maybe can try keto diet ? think it give same kind of benefit as well.

    Knight avatar Knight | Jan 25, 2019 22:47:45
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      @knight Yes that is certainly on the table along with time-restricted eating and intermittent fasting.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 25, 2019 17:37:15
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    @brandonwilson - wow. Now I am very curious. I have heard about athletes using this... I think Tony Robbins has the machine at home. Very interesting.. let us how you feel at the end of the ten sessions.
    And bravo on getting uncomfortable!

    Keni avatar Keni | Jan 25, 2019 07:46:09
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      @keni Yes Tony actually uses a cold water plunge, as depicted in the Netflix documentary I Am Not Your Guru. I did the therapy four days in a row this week, and it's almost like I'm getting used to it because that last session was nowhere near as brutal as the earlier ones. I'm traveling for a week, so that will give me a nice break.

      Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jan 25, 2019 06:18:48
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