Exposure to short periods of heat or cold has beneficial effects in relieving stress

Sports conditioning specialist, performance coach and founder of Jeff Fitness, Johno Meintjes gives more information on the study.

Quick bursts of exposure to cold, heat, or intense physical activity in San Francisco may actually help your body cope better with stress, according to a University of California study.

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Gugu Mhlungu on Weekend Breakfast chats with Johno Meintjes, sports conditioning specialist, performance trainer and founder of Jeff Fitness, to give more information on the study.

It’s a centuries-old study that has been going on for a long time, ranging from getting into freezing water or ice bars for recovery purposes after a strenuous workout or sitting in a sauna for that heat. There are a lot of physical benefits to this.

Johno Meintjes, sports conditioning specialist, performance coach and founder of Jeff Fitness

He adds that it’s a movement of the body, it’s taking your body out of its comfort zone that it’s used too.

What it does is put you in a state of discomfort and then your body adapts.

Johno Meintjes, sports conditioning specialist, performance coach and founder of Jeff Fitness

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