Ice Swimming for Chinese Pensioners

Oddly enough, as UK inhabitants shiver in the freezing winter weather, there is a group of middle aged and older people in Harbin, China, who embrace the cold and go ice swimming, claiming that it is good for their health. Brrrrr…!

That wouldn’t do for this midlife writer – I’d probably have a heart attack on hitting the water.  I also have a feeling that this activity would not be allowed to take place in the UK, because of the health and safety risks.  Check out the solid ice they are all trotting about on.  No, it wouldn’t happen here!  This video is a small sample of “cold” clips courtesy of Yahoo News. (video disabled now – sorry)

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