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Swimming in Cold Water Has Done Wonders for My Stress

There’s a scientific rationale for why some people find swimming in the freezing cold to be so invigorating

Photo: Sergey Ryumin/Getty Images

In eighth grade, I accidentally bumped against a low-voltage cattle fence while pounding a posthole into the mud with an iron rod. It wasn’t until I began swimming in the bracingly cool waters of…

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