Russian physician-therapist Alexander Barvinsky told whom hardening is categorically contraindicated.
As the specialist explained, this method of physiotherapy by influencing the human body with various natural factors must be carefully prepared and gradually included in the process.
"These statements are well known, but not everyone knows that hardening has contraindications," Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda quotes Barvinsky. - Some of them are pre-infarction and near-infarction conditions. Swimming in ice water is also prohibited for people with chronic diseases in the acute stage, as well as those suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system."
In addition, hardening is categorically contraindicated for people who have suffered inflammation against the background of gynecological diseases. But a respectable age is not included in this list.
“Age is not a diagnosis. If a person has no contraindications for health, then hardening is useful. And it doesn't matter if you are old or young,”summed up the Russian physician-therapist.