Extreme diving: Man jumps off frozen waterfall in China for 'good health'

A Chinese man dives into the Jingpo lake from a frozen waterfall on Mudanjiang, in northeast China's Heilongjiang province - all for the sake of his health.

Extreme diving: Man jumps off frozen waterfall in China for 'good health'Rex

In China it is believed that taking a swim in near-freezing water boosts the body's immune system.

This 'winter swimming' is especially popular amongst the elderly community as they believe it improves circulation, increases mental awareness, releases stress, removes aches and pains, increases vitality and keeps skin looking youthful.

But this man obviously took it one step further with his high-flying 'frozen dive', as there were groups of photographers on-hand to capture the moment.


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