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Is taking a dip in ice-cold water the key to happiness?

The World Happiness Report named Finland as the happiest country on Earth, and for one Canadian writer living in the Nordic country, that might be due in part to the cultural practice of ice swimming.

Helsinki-based Katja Pantzar, author of The Finnish Way, told 680 CJOB that she quickly became hooked on the idea of ‘sisu’ – a local concept of resilience –  upon moving to Finland.

“Instead of ‘oh, the weather is terrible, the conditions are terrible’, you embrace the challenge,” said Pantzar.

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