A Ukrainian jogger enjoys running through the snow naked. Inna Vladimirskaya, 32, says that she jogs and swims in the snow every weekend for the past nine years because, she believes that the freezing temperatures are what keep her looking young and healthy.
This brave swimmer certainly has a brrracing workout each weekend – she skinny dips in one of the coldest rivers in Europe – which regularly plummets to temperaturess of -9C.
The thrill-seeker says she’s been carrying out the bizarre ritual for nine years – often alongside her husband – because she believes the freezing temperatures keep her looking young and healthy.
‘Every week I take a run in the snow naked and then plunge into the water.
Immersion in cold water makes the blood rush to the internal organs, activating their circulation, which helps break down fat and improve muscle tone.
It also helps beat muscle and joint pain and rejuvenates my skin, because of the increase in oxygen supply to it.
Her swim was captured on camera by Czech photographer David Tesinsky – who had heard of her ‘crazy’ ritual from locals who see her skinny dipping every weekend.
‘The walrus looks much younger than its actual age, because it spends so much time in cold water.
‘Humans can reap the same benefits if they are prepared to put the hard work in.
‘I just make sure I don’t stay in the water too long, and as soon as I am out I dry myself and go straight to my warm car.’
Her most recent escapades were captured on camera by photographer David Tensinsky, who heard of her freezing and naked jogging rituals from locals who have seen her skinny dipping or jogging every weekend.
What do you think of Inna’s routine? Too much, or bring on the cold?