Cold Shower Therapy: Joel Runyon at TEDxLUC

  • Опубликовано: 15 май 2013
  • Joel Runyon is a javelin-throwing, world, traveling, triathlete set on doing impossible things in order to tell a great story with his life. A few years ago, Joel was an unemployed college grad who decided he no longer wanted to live a boring life. He made a list of all the things he used to think were impossible and then set out to do them. Joel created the Blog of Impossible Things and works to live a life of adventure and meaning.
    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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  • evo mene
    evo mene День назад

    this guy is bizzare

  • Ernan Jaimes
    Ernan Jaimes День назад

    Im never taking a hot shower ever again

  • nuntana2
    nuntana2 День назад

    I always take cold showers in my wetsuit. Not too bad then ;)

  • ron burgundy??
    ron burgundy?? 2 дня назад

    As long as I start it with warm water it's not that bad

  • Moaaz Ashour
    Moaaz Ashour 9 дней назад

    They used to say: "End your shower with cold water so your pores close up and let not the bacteria in after you go out".
    This makes sense to me, but when you ONLY take cold shower, you do not give a chance for those pores to be cleaned anyways coz they will be closed up immediately after exposing to cold water. Am I correct?

  • Pietro Favalesi
    Pietro Favalesi 13 дней назад

    I have been having cold showers for about 4 months now. Probably it has been the best time of my life so far

  • mano shrudeep
    mano shrudeep 16 дней назад

    I take cold showers on a regular basis to give me the mental strength to face a stressful day in office.
    Cold showers makes me fresh after waking up early or after returning home from office
    It makes me ready to get out of the house.

    • Nik Duncan
      Nik Duncan 16 дней назад +1

      Have you tried the Wim Hof breathing technique before your cold shower? I've only recently tried cold showers. Did cold showers straight and then looked into how to do them easier. Can't claim that I enjoy them or do them regularly. But, I thought the Wim Hof method helped. FYI, cause the research took me a minute, you lie down and take 30 deep inhalations followed by exhalations. Then you hold your breath for 1-2 minutes. Repeat the cycle 3 times. I experience a tingling in my hands by the end of the first inhalation cycle. I found while doing this that my body didn't experience the shock of the cold shower practicing the technique as opposed to not. Mind you, I wasn't trying to stay in the shower for a long time.

  • oScarM760
    oScarM760 18 дней назад

    I was so addicted to cold showers I lost my day job. I’m in rehab now.

  • Jeremy H
    Jeremy H 19 дней назад

    Cold showers help prevent nocturnal emissions. Big help when you been on nofap for 3 years.

  • Terry Hunt
    Terry Hunt 19 дней назад

    I've been taking daily showers for a month maybe but it's Summer, Winter will be the test, maybe then I will be able to relate to the little girl comments. Lol.I have made some life changing decisions during this time. Frankly I don't know if cold showers are making the difference but I am definitely in a good place with my life right now so I'll persevere with it. "Making the decision to be uncomfortable" was a powerful statement. I have tended to retreat into my comfort zone now I realize that it is an unhelpful kind of dysfunctional habit.

  • Masta Katz
    Masta Katz 20 дней назад

    Doing the ice water enema while in the cold shower is the touchdown.

  • Michael Wilder
    Michael Wilder 24 дня назад

    Instead of jumping in cold water for 5 minutes, it's a lot more sustainable to slowly increase the duration and/or coldness over a series of days/weeks. Also, breathing techniques are highly important and effect

  • lucax tshotting
    lucax tshotting 25 дней назад

    jesus i cant go trough this without getting asleep, and i just took a pretty decent nap

  • lucax tshotting
    lucax tshotting 25 дней назад

    scream like a little girl wooow thats sexist dude

  • lucax tshotting
    lucax tshotting 25 дней назад

    that guy got you good joe

  • Chrome Burrito
    Chrome Burrito 25 дней назад

    This guy is the worst...nob.

  • El Nene .Galan
    El Nene .Galan 27 дней назад

    Next time...don't run fr cover when it rains...just walk calmly...people will think you are crazy...

  • ToOldToSkate
    ToOldToSkate 29 дней назад

    He should have gone into how epic you feel after you take a cold shower - you get an energy rush like some sort of drug and your mind clears to absolute clarity.

  • John J. Jay
    John J. Jay 29 дней назад

    Very much interesting. What I would add (beside highlighting physical benefits of cold showers, see Rhonda Patrick and Wim Hof for more) is that you do have to willfully accept it as a challenge. Not like 'yet another stress in my life' kind of passive approach, but as chance to learn to confront and overcome discomfort in life. 'Discomfort is the 'price' we have to pay to *achieve* our goals, make our dreams reality: accept it, face it, embrace it, go through it until you can look back with pride from your rightfully conquered spot.
    You may not willing to do it (or not again) but push yourself into it saying I can do it, I want to do it, I'm building resilience, I will enjoy so much the time after this... And you will. Next time, easier.
    On a side note: screaming 'like a little girl' isn't realistic, nor fair. 'Or boy', that is. ;-)

  • Akbar X
    Akbar X Месяц назад

    I learned to do this naturally wanting to force myself to be more uncomfortable.

  • M. Benstein
    M. Benstein Месяц назад

    Great talk

  • Meekainc
    Meekainc Месяц назад

    BRAVO! Loving my cold showers - 3 weeks in (thanks to Wim Hof 🎉)

  • Stuart Kaufman
    Stuart Kaufman Месяц назад

    so... does one use soap and wash... or is that done in a hot shower followed by gradually turning down the hot water?

    • Nick Dreezy
      Nick Dreezy Месяц назад +1

      I start luke warmish so it's bearable to shampoo or brush my teeth etc. then I slowly make it colder and colder. I found this making it a lot easier

  • FishBoneL sTi
    FishBoneL sTi Месяц назад

    I find myself in this story, but i think 5 min cold shower for the start is not ok .

  • Kumquat Perk
    Kumquat Perk Месяц назад

    I have been diving into the ocean in Alaska every morning for going on two months now at dawn, dead of winter. In and out. I cannot do 5 minutes. I am 63. I am a heart patient. There is science behind this. I do WIMHOF breathing before I go in. I envision comfort, not discomfort. My pulse and bp are down to normal.

  • Gary Williams UK
    Gary Williams UK Месяц назад

    Cold showers daily right here

  • Gus DaCosta
    Gus DaCosta Месяц назад

    “Objects in cold shower are bigger than they appear”

    IYSISNASIR Месяц назад +2


  • Mary Ann Wuebker
    Mary Ann Wuebker Месяц назад

    "I screamed like a little girl." - poor choice of words.

  • Dave Randle
    Dave Randle Месяц назад

    The only problem with cold showers is a few hours after I take them I get sleepy and tired

  • insanemaori
    insanemaori Месяц назад

    We talking winter or summer? You shouldn't be screaming like a girl in the summer when outside temperatures are 25C°+ if it's winter time and it's bellow zero and the pipes are frozen then you can legitimately hit those high notes. That being said, who seriously showers for 5 mins anyway? You will spend most of that 5mins rushing to wash you won't even have time to enjoy the beauty of the cold as it slaps your face. What about washing your hair? I hope you don't skip the best part... it's like 1000 needles beautifully penetrating your skull. By that time you have forgotten it cold and find yourself reaching to turn the temperature down. I gave up on cold shower years ago I take ice baths now much more relaxing

    • Nick Dreezy
      Nick Dreezy Месяц назад

      Especially when it's a cold shower, I want to get out of there as soon as possible lol

  • mark kouba
    mark kouba Месяц назад

    Is it cheating if you add a tiny bit of hot water?

  • Josh Taton
    Josh Taton Месяц назад

    Do you only take cold showers or do you allow yourself warm showers or baths from time to time? At night perhaps? Always wondered this when viewing these videos of people who take cold showers.

  • skyler and friends
    skyler and friends Месяц назад

    Good presentation :)

  • Anthony Xyy
    Anthony Xyy Месяц назад

    Not sure the temp of shower is going to fix peoples problems think about the people cant pay gas or elec bill to keep water warm there life are prob very confutable

  • nonya business
    nonya business Месяц назад

    Most unconviencing Tedtalk ever! IMO

  • Hari Das Raphael.
    Hari Das Raphael. Месяц назад

    I take cold shower with Kangen beauty water. I have Kangen Water machine and I use for taking cold shower. Machine remove all toxins from water.

  • retipser j
    retipser j Месяц назад

    I bathe in ice water....wim hof set me off

  • T2HeadedEagle
    T2HeadedEagle Месяц назад

    Yes it's true that cold showers are great for you for many reasons but this speaker is boring. End of story.

  • AlienBrain
    AlienBrain 2 месяца назад

    Graduate to golden showers. Cold showers are so yesterday.

  • Prototype19920101
    Prototype19920101 2 месяца назад

    Damn that was inspiring. Im gonna take a cold shower now

  • Patricia Lumpkin
    Patricia Lumpkin 2 месяца назад

    Taking cold showers is the key to freedom. Love and light

    TAHEP 2 месяца назад

    same thing applies to running about which there is a story told by Will Smith, as I remember he was saying; when you are running and get tired there is a little guy appears in your mind saying "enough, I can't do it anymore" but if you don't listen to that voice and keep running you will have the sense of triumph against him, in other words you will learn not to be giving up against the difficulties you encounter in your daily life.Because you chose running which is a difficult for many people instead of lying on a sofa in front of the tv, computer e.g, you chose to suffer and this is going to make you stronger as mental and physical!

  • Juan Pablo
    Juan Pablo 2 месяца назад

    Hahahaha dude I find this hilarious, here in South America is normal to take cold showers, wake up at 5am, walk your way to work, working hard from 7 to 8 and we don't get to brag about it in a Ted talk. I'm always amazed by the things white people take pride of.

  • Tas Jónás
    Tas Jónás 2 месяца назад

    Cold showers does feel great. (after) the most important quiestion at this point do you have a standing shower or a bath

  • Vinit Deshpande
    Vinit Deshpande 2 месяца назад

    Ancient Indian knowledge. You learn this now.

  • seb steyn
    seb steyn 2 месяца назад

    First day and it’s already comfortable, gives me pins and needles. I actually find it rather relaxing, no clenching or uncomfortable feelings so far

  • Stephanie Marie
    Stephanie Marie 2 месяца назад

    Visit my channel for my cold plunging to boost my immune system. I am losing my eyesight and am on a journey to cure myself. I also eat plant based foods. I started my vegan jouney 8 months ago

  • Tuxedo
    Tuxedo 2 месяца назад

    3:05 Did he wanted to say "Cold Approach"? RSD affiliate! :D

  • Blaze Carr
    Blaze Carr 2 месяца назад

    I really wish he would of at least told them the physical benefits of cold showers!! Not just the mental side of it. I've been taking cold showers every single time, multiple a day, for years, I'll never go back. Many health benefits.

  • NicktritionTV
    NicktritionTV 2 месяца назад +1

    Took my first cold shower yesterday....30 days in a row here I come! 🥶

  • Ado Podrinje
    Ado Podrinje 2 месяца назад

    Wim hof method + Rebounder + 5 Tibetan Rites + Heartmath HRV training + jogging every (other) day + Vegeterian or Vegan diet= becoming superhuman

  • Eugene B
    Eugene B 2 месяца назад

    It’s like compressed progressive relaxation if you try to relax and breathe deep and slow

  • Karan Kumbhare
    Karan Kumbhare 2 месяца назад +1

    what are the drawbacks of taking cold showers?

  • Nikola Mirkovic
    Nikola Mirkovic 3 месяца назад

    Amazing, gonna try it !

  • Amine Elazar
    Amine Elazar 3 месяца назад


  • dinastee young
    dinastee young 3 месяца назад

    What if shower just once in a week?

  • 純粋
    純粋 3 месяца назад

    Taking a shower everyday sounds luxurious. Having access to a shower/bathtub/water hose sounds luxurious

  • Joseph O'Donnell
    Joseph O'Donnell 3 месяца назад

    Little boys are allowed to scream too you know???

  • Michael Maldonado
    Michael Maldonado 4 месяца назад

    553 people need to take a cold shower

  • R B
    R B 4 месяца назад

    I put the shower to cold...I started shadow boxing just to release all the energy.

  • fleshconfetti
    fleshconfetti 4 месяца назад

    What about golden showers?

  • Jose Benavides
    Jose Benavides 4 месяца назад

    I’m taking cold showers I feel the water cold but when I’m done I’m not cold I feel little warm weird but is true

  • Martin Tokar
    Martin Tokar 4 месяца назад

    do we need TED talks to talk about a cold shower? If you travel at all, you know most of the world takes cold showers... Many people lack access to clean water. ... what the F??

  • Boussaha Abderahmane
    Boussaha Abderahmane 4 месяца назад

    Gonna start this tomorrow morning

  • 48LAWS
    48LAWS 4 месяца назад +1

    what a waste of time this video is.. the guy just says "I take cold showers" throughout the whole thing.

  • Marla Star
    Marla Star 6 месяцев назад

    I pretend the cool to cold shower is a waterfall in Yosemite...starts or ends a beautiful day....

  • Waqar Sajid
    Waqar Sajid 6 месяцев назад

    Thanks I really enjoy cold showers!

  • Jerod D
    Jerod D 6 месяцев назад

    what if its august in texas? Does that cold shower count?

  • S11001 1001
    S11001 1001 6 месяцев назад

    not sure if this helps but if i take a hot shower and stay in too long i feel tired afterwards.

  • Tina Edwards
    Tina Edwards 6 месяцев назад

    I guess you could shut water off when shaving your legs, if not.........shivering with a razor??? 🤨

  • Z&S
    Z&S 6 месяцев назад

    do you think a cold BATH for 30 mins would do the same?

  • Dihelson Mendonca
    Dihelson Mendonca 6 месяцев назад

    The next step on feeling unconfortable to strengh you, just make a surgery without anesthetics. Certainly, after that, you´ll be a badass strong person to face big challenges on life ! 6 months on the army is also a big strenghter !

  • Franz Rosas
    Franz Rosas 7 месяцев назад

    Yeah nah, here just taking cold showers because I wanna save money, time and most importantly water.

  • Or Tilian
    Or Tilian 7 месяцев назад

    Yes, choose the hard way and you will improve and see things differently.

  • Chris Andre
    Chris Andre 7 месяцев назад

    Been taking cold showers for a couple months now.... worth it my mind set is wayyy different

  • Linas Mockus
    Linas Mockus 7 месяцев назад

    I took cold bath while watching this video.

  • S M
    S M 7 месяцев назад

    Cold Shower Therapy (CTS) is the best! There is even an app for it!

  • citi24
    citi24 7 месяцев назад

    Can i do ot wit clothes on

  • LaNieus cZaR
    LaNieus cZaR 7 месяцев назад +1

    White people are soo soft

  • Roshes aii
    Roshes aii 7 месяцев назад

    Good idea but you pause to much when u speak kinda wanna slap u to get the words out your mouth

  • jeyton
    jeyton 7 месяцев назад

    The slow pace of this talk was really uncomfortable....I guess that was on purpose!

  • JP
    JP 7 месяцев назад +2

    Poo in the shower whilst doing the 30 days, I felt amazing afterwards!

  • Sunish?
    Sunish? 7 месяцев назад +1

    Cold showers are legitimately turning me into a psychopath. Been doing it for 3 weeks now

  • Saman Seifzadeh
    Saman Seifzadeh 7 месяцев назад

    I take cold showers for health benefits. With that said I like this guys perspective on cold showers, its true cold showers help me through sticky situations,and I 100 percent advocate for them. Take a cold shower per morning for a week and see the difference for yourself. It helps digestion blood flow thermoregulation sleep patterns and causes a dopamine blast within the brain inducing happiness. Try it. Ted if you want me to do a talk give me a ring.

  • Laisvis Buu
    Laisvis Buu 7 месяцев назад

    I just went 30 days on nothing but cold showers. Bit disappointed on how easy it was. Now waiting for the winter to really test the cold shower and hopefully manage to swim in the sea at winter time :O

  • Gedo
    Gedo 7 месяцев назад

    Wow get to the damn point

  • TEA and DRUM
    TEA and DRUM 7 месяцев назад

    People scoffed at him in the beginning

  • Look Away
    Look Away 7 месяцев назад +1

    I've been on cold showers since the winter of last year and the only difference I've noticed is a cheaper utilities bill.

  • Steff Villa
    Steff Villa 8 месяцев назад

    i really hate how much he said he screamed like a little girl just wtf is that supposed to mean

  • radthadtheman
    radthadtheman 8 месяцев назад

    Very interesting concept I believe lifting weights or running has the same effect for me but I'll try the shower thing.

  • Michael T.
    Michael T. 8 месяцев назад

    I’ve been taking cold showers for a week and this morning I went to take a warm shower and my body was not having it. I’m strangely addicted to cold showers

  • HAL
    HAL 9 месяцев назад

    Take hot showers and turn it gradually to cold, allowing the body to adjust, with breathing getting deeper and deeper. It’s easy that way and gives same benefits, more even for the blood and lymphatic system, which likes the two extremes. This makes it doable and as each shower goes by the body adapts more and more to the feeling of the cold water, getting more comfortable in the discomfort.

  • D S
    D S 10 месяцев назад

    I'm two weeks into my cold showers now and loving it, but today after about 30 seconds i had this burst of heat rush through me. I thought maybe I'd knocked the tap but it was 100% cold. Anyone else experienced that?

  • Robbie Cleigh Marks
    Robbie Cleigh Marks 10 месяцев назад

    Ive got toilet paper pieces all over my face now..... Don't shave in a cold shower

  • Paul Appleby
    Paul Appleby 10 месяцев назад thing I ever did. Twice a day...will never take a warm shower again. This WILL give you the edge, I guarantee.

  • Stonewall Popincrop
    Stonewall Popincrop 10 месяцев назад

    I was in the Philippines with wife and we stayed at her friends guest house. It came with it's own pool so her friends were not poor. They were rich and I was so surprised that they did not have hot water. The guy was the vice governor of the province, all my wife's family were big shots but she didn't know how to operate the hot water at the hotel in Manilla. She'd never had hot water. Now living here 8 years she is spoiled with the hot water like me.

    PIXELMENTIA 10 месяцев назад

    How could a talk on cold showers be this dull? There's no enthusiasm at all in his voice. I mean we're talking about making a conscious decision to submerge your testicles in FREEZING COLD WATER ON A DAILY BASIS here.
    I wish he'd gone into more detail about the many benefits and history of cold showers in order to give people more incentive to try them besides just the idea of making oneself immensely uncomfortable. Or at the very least mentioned the euphoric energized feeling it gives you.

  • Robby LD
    Robby LD 10 месяцев назад

    I love going in the ice cold bath after sauna. But that’s when I’m heated like a mofo. Today I tried my first cold shower. I was not prepared. I auto-jumped away from the water as if it was boiling. Afterwards I did a hot to 80% cold. Tomorrow I will go hardcore, after my fasted cardio.

    • Robby LD
      Robby LD 10 месяцев назад

      So yeah I went this morning. Fist did some high intensity cardio which was good for raising my bdoy temperature. Then got in the shower and went for it. First 30 seconds were pretty intense. Then a big relief but still cold. After a couple of minutes and getting fully soked in the cold water I got out and then I felt really good. Warm. Nice. So yeah will try and do it some more days.

  • Otávio Bretas
    Otávio Bretas 10 месяцев назад

    Cold showers are useless to me. In the city I live it's 32ºC (90ºF) all day, everyday of the year. Cold showers are extremely pleasurable here!