Epiphany bathing took place in Khabarovsk on the night of January 19, despite the frost of -30 degrees.
As the participants of the Epiphany bathing told the Zvezda TV channel on Thursday, January 19, the frost is not felt. In addition, bathing, in their opinion, tempers health, strengthens the immune system and improves the “quality of life”, especially if done from childhood.
The main thing, as the participants note, is to prepare for dipping into the hole in advance. Hot tea and cookies were prepared for all participants free of charge.
On January 17, Andrey Tyazhelnikov, a specialist in primary health care for the adult population of the Moscow Department of Health, urged people to stop bathing in the hole at Epiphany in case of a cold or exacerbation of chronic diseases, since it will not work to improve health in this way.
The doctor warned that swimming in the hole is a huge burden for the body, and during illness it becomes even more. You can not only worsen your health, but also provoke problems with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as cause pressure drops, writes the Moscow City News Agency.
The doctor reminded that bed rest helps with a cold, writes the site kp.ru.
On January 18, therapist Lyudmila Lapa told Reedus how to avoid hypothermia during Epiphany bathing. The specialist noted that immediately after dipping into the hole, you should wrap yourself in a warm terry bathrobe, as well as put on felt boots.
In addition, you should wipe the body with a towel for five minutes, the 360 TV channel notes.