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True or False: Ice baths are good for recovery
Beth Skwarecki

Last month I tackled the question of whether ice helps you recover from injuries. This time, we're back in the freezer: what about the painfully beloved (behated?) practice of taking ice baths?

Similar to throwing an ice pack on an injury, dunking your muscles in frigid water should reduce inflammation. Inflammation is a complex reaction our body has to injury--including the microscopic muscle damage that occurs as a routine part of exercise--and includes pain and swelling. Just l...



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