4 Benefits of Ice Baths

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While training for a marathon I have found ice baths to be very helpful.  Especially after the long runs.  I feel so much better the next day after the days I take an ice bath!  So what are the benefits of ice baths?



  1. Reduces muscle soreness.
  2. Speeds up recovery.
  3. Decreases inflammation.
  4. Decreases risk of injuries


Here are some tips you can also keep in mind while taking ice baths.


  1. Stay in ice bath  8-12 minutes depending how cold it is.
  2. Take a warm shower about 30 minutes afterward.
  3. Wear  feet coverings or socks if your feet are sensitive to the cold
  4. Don’t make the ice bath TOO cold.



Do you like taking ice baths?

How many ice baths do you take a week?


  1. Jen

    September 11, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    You’re braver than I am! I do use ice for almost every injury though 🙂 Nice to meet a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador!

    • Amanda Lizz

      September 11, 2014 at 9:14 pm

      It’s a struggle the first couple ice baths but you get used to it (sort of) ha! Nice to meet you as well 🙂

  2. lucia

    September 11, 2014 at 11:39 pm

    • Amanda Lizz

      September 12, 2014 at 4:59 am

      you’re welcome 🙂

  3. Darcy

    September 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I have not done one in forever, but they are so helpful for relieving sore muscles!!

    • Amanda Lizz

      September 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      absolutely 🙂