The incredible fitness regimen, diet and philosophy of BBC Freeze the Fear star Wim Hof

Wim Hof’s unique diet and fitness regimen – the Wim Hof ​​Method – has made him an international sensation. He is currently the star of BBC One’s hit show Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof, the final episode of which airs tonight (May 3).

The Dutchman – an extreme athlete who has won several world records over the years – claims a wide range of physical and mental health benefits for his Wim Hof ​​method. It is best known for its ability to withstand intense sub-zero temperatures.

According to Wim Hof, this very unorthodox fitness routine helped make him the athlete he is today. But what is the Wim Hof ​​method – and what does Wim Hof ​​eat?

What is the Wim Hof ​​Method?

The fitness program developed by Wim Hof ​​- the Wim Hof ​​method – has three main aspects: breathing exercises, cold therapy and meditation. It is based on a philosophy that holds that modern life has disrupted our traditional relationship with the natural environment.

According to Wim Hof, our busy, tech-driven modern lifestyles have robbed us of our “age-old survival mechanisms” and as a result, he argues, we have “lost touch with our inner power”.

The Wim Hof ​​method uses breathing exercises based on deep inspirations and exhalations without force, intended to strengthen the body’s immune response. Another crucial aspect is exposure to cold, which according to Wim Hof ​​can boost endorphins, balance hormones and improve sleep.

But Wim Hof ​​insists that one can only reap the full health benefits of his method by committing to it completely. Commitment is therefore another of the central “pillars” of the Wim Hof ​​method.

What does Wim Hof ​​eat?

Wim Hof ​​is considered a vegetarian; he has been one for many years and is said to eat only one meal a day. the Rich Roll Podcast states that for more than 30 years the Dutchman has avoided eating before 6 p.m.

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