Medical mystery revealed | Wim Hof | TEDxBreda

Wim Hof is a person who has broken a lot of world-records by confronting his body with extreme low temperatures. He was even submerged into ice on the TEDxAmsterdam stage in 2010. He was a medical mystery, but not anymore. His body and technique became a subject for scientific research. In this talk he shares what he tought science, that his technique can help others attain results that were former mysteries and what the implications are.

By the time Wim reached his teenage years, he was already running barefoot through the snow, comfortably.. It was the beginning of a large series of confrontations with the cold, where every single time, limits were tested, stunning the outside world. Wim Hof (born 1959) is able to perform exceptionally, almost unnatural, on what he is focused on. Due to our lifestyle today we are far removed from our natural bodily condition. We breathe much more shallow which means that our body is not optimally supplied with oxygen.. According to Wim, it’s not complicated at all: “What I am capable of, everybody can learn”.

He accomplished 21 Guinness World Records with the most exceptional and unique performances.

Scientists around the world baffled by this exceptional performance. In the Netherlands, Prof. Maria Hopman of the UMC St Radboud Nijmegen examined Wim’s physiology as he was affected by the cold, while he was up to his neck in a cylinder filled with ice cubes.

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