More than one of us has probably run out of hot water due to being the last one in the shower or because the alkanes ran out…
Regardless of the cause, most of us do not consider taking a cold shower to be enjoyable; rather, we would do it if we had no other choice.
Taking cold showers, on the other hand, offers a number of health benefits, both physically and emotionally, which we will try to explain below in order to change our minds about them:
1. Cold showers improve our mood and attention
Feeling cold water flow over our skin first thing in the morning when we’ve just gotten out of bed seems more alarming than enjoyable. However, the deep breathing that our bodies utilize to keep warm as a result of the cold water shock increases the amount of oxygen we take in, which raises our heart rate.
As a result, your body will be oxygenated and energetic for the rest of the day.
2. Cold showers are very good for our skin and hair
Cold showers are one of the most natural ways to keep your youthful appearance when it comes to skin and hair. Hot water dries out our skin, whilst cold water firms it up, keeping it from clogging and falling…
3. Cold showers burn fat and help you lose weight
White fat and brown fat are the two forms of fat in your body. The white fat is the evil fat, whereas the brown fat is the beneficial fat. Brown fat is in charge of producing heat to keep our bodies warm.
Brown fat, when activated by the severe cold of the shower, burns calories to keep the body warm, resulting in weight loss (which is ideal if we are in the middle of a diet or exercise trying to lose weight and burn fat).
4. Cold showers strengthen our immune system and improve circulation
Cold showers help us lose weight by speeding up our metabolism (as we said in the previous point). This accelerated metabolism boosts our immune system, which releases white blood cells that fight infections, reducing our chances of getting sick. Cold showers also improve blood circulation, which helps to prevent hypertension and artery hardening.
5. Cold showers speed up the recovery process after exercising
After their training, athletes take ice cold baths to minimize muscular discomfort and speed up the recuperation process.
6. Cold showers help relieve stress
Jumping into a hot shower without letting it warm up, or diving into cold water without allowing the body to acclimate, can help us harden, boosting our stress tolerance and even disease resistance.
A 1994 study found a significant decrease in uric acid levels in the body during and after exposure to cold stimuli.
During exposure to cold stimuli, the body produced more glutathione, an antioxidant that guarantees that all other antioxidants function effectively.