A dip in the ocean in January is horrifying to some people but invigorating to others. Invigorating describes something that makes you feel strong and revitalized.

A long walk, rousing music, a drink of water when you're thirsty — all of these can be invigorating, or deeply refreshing. Invigorating contains the word vigor, which means a hearty strength. You can talk about any activity that might give you that kind of strength as invigorating. Invigorating comes from the same root as vigorous, the Latin vigere, which means "be lively, flourish, or thrive".

Definitions of invigorating
  1. adjective
    imparting strength and vitality
    “the invigorating mountain air”
    animating, enlivening
    giving spirit and vivacity
    bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshful, refreshing, tonic
    imparting vitality and energy
    used of a medicine that is strengthening
    exhilarating, stimulating
    making lively and cheerful
    life-giving, vitalizing
    giving or having the power to give life and spirit
    renewing, restorative, revitalising, revitalizing, reviving
    tending to impart new life and vigor to
    rousing or quickening activity or the senses
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    impairing the strength and vitality
    debilitative, enervating, enfeebling, weakening
    causing debilitation
    draining, exhausting
    having a debilitating effect
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