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Russia kindergarten improves kids’ health with ‘cold bucket challenge’

A kindergarten in Russia has run a program in which children pour cold water on themselves outdoors for conceived health benefits for over a decade.

The activity, which also involves sports training and sauna usage, has been conducted by the kindergarten in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk for more than 15 years as they the school believes it has health benefits and keeps the children fit.

Children start pouring cold water on themselves outdoors after about three years of training and undergoing medical tests, and the kindergarten is the only one in the region that practices these exercises, according to employees.

Russia kindergarten improves kids' health with 'cold bucket challenge' Russia kindergarten improves kids' health with 'cold bucket challenge'
Russia kindergarten improves kids’ health with ‘cold bucket challenge’

Children watch their classmate pour cold water on herself under the watch of a fitness coach at a local kindergarten in Russia’s Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 11, 2015. Photo: Reuters