Hugh Jackman Tries Cryotheraphy, Exposing Himself To Freezing Temperatures In The Name of Health

The chamber was -218 degrees and Jackman was dancing.

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Hugh Jackman is the latest celebrity to try cryotherapy, stepping into a freezing chamber in an attempt to reap the benefits from the alternative medical treatment.

In an Instagram video shared on June 8, the fitness buff sticks out his tongue and dances to American Authors’ “Best Day of My Life” as temperatures in the chamber get as low as -218 degrees Fahrenheit. The 48-year-old captioned the post, “The (disco) lights and music are there to distract you ... or me ... from the -211 conditions. It worked! #Cryotherapy.”

Cryotherapy, which has found fans in athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo and the New York Knicks, has gained popularity in the U.S. in the last few years. Fans of the treatment claim that spending a few minutes in the frigid temperatures can speed up muscle recovery, fix joint pain, improve circulation, reduce inflammation, elevate mood, relieve anxiety and depression and burn as many as 500-800 calories during the three-minute session.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not been able to support these claims. Aron Yustein, M.D., a medical officer in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said on their website, “Based on purported health benefits seen in many promotions for cryotherapy spas, consumers may incorrectly believe that the FDA has cleared or approved [whole body cryotheraphy] devices as safe and effective to treat medical conditions. That is not the case.”

We tried it back in March and, while we couldn’t substantiate any claims, did find that it made for a great night sleep — and we also solved the mystery of what happens to your penis in those chilly temperatures.

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