Chapter 1 Topics

1-I: Mental Clarity


The Greek mathematician Archimedes (born 287 BC) went down in history as the guy who ran naked through the streets of Syracuse shouting the “Eureka!” (“I have it!”) after having come up with a solution to a problem while soaking in a hot tub. 

If you wonder why perspective, creativity, insights and ideas seem to come more easily in a hot tub, there’s actually a scientific explaination for it. Dr. Bruce Becker explains that immersion therapy in water atleast 102° F (40° C) helps your autonomic nervous system fall into balance more quickly, and the increased blood flow to the brain increases cognitive functions. 

Whether you’re more of an artistic/philosophical type or more of a scientific/mathematical type, a hot tub can expand your mind and help you think better. So rather than numbing you brain in front of a screen, try working things out on your head while enjoying a nice soak. Just try to show some restraint when you get a great insight. Or not, give your neighbors something to talk about.