Rare are the people who take cold showers. However, this is very interesting to be in shape and healthy. Indeed, unlike hot showers, cold showers have several benefits for your body and your mentality.
First of all, you may be wondering what a cold shower is. Well, the temperature of the shower must be below 21°C (70°F). This kind of shower is also called hydrotherapy and it is used for centuries.
Properties for your body on having cold showers:
As we told you, cold showers have properties and health benefits for your body and mind. So, we’re going to list you the main ones which you can find with cold showers.
Blood circulation and muscle recovery
The first property of cold showers is about the blood and muscles. Indeed, a study showed that cold water improves the blood circulation and help for your muscle’s recovery. You can thus for instance take a cold shower after an intense sport exercise to help your muscles.
Another property of taking a cold shower is that can help to lose weight. No, that’s not a joke, it’s a fact!
“But how?” you’ll say.
It’s due to the brown fat. Indeed, taking cold shower activate brown fats of our body. They generates heat around the body which can burn calories. Studies have demonstrated that cold temperatures can boost brown fat by 15 times higher than the normal amount.
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Another surprising benefit of having cold shower, it’s that it can reduce your daily stress.
Indeed, impose yourself to take cold shower is a bit stressful for your body. This process is called “hardening” and means that your nervous system gets used to handling moderate levels of stress. It permits thus to reduce the daily amount of stress.
In addition, having cold showers can make you stronger. It’s a brave act to put your whole body under a low temperature. Imagine if you do it daily!
Better skin and hair
Taking cold showers don’t just has power for your general health. Indeed, you might have some benefits for you physical appearance.
In fact, the cold of the water is good for the natural oils presents on skin and hair. Moreover, hair can be more shinny thanks to the power of the cold force.
If you have some problems to find sleep, having cold showers could help you. Surprising, isn’t it? Indeed, they wake up some tranquilliser in your body which permit to have better sleep.
Therefore, we recommend that you have a shower before going to bed.
If you want to know more about sleep, we’ve already written an article in this topic.
Read –> How much sleep you need
Help your immune system
Cold showers can also help your immune system. Indeed, cold water increase the amount of white blood cells in the body.
The latter are used to fight several diseases due to their properties allowing destruction of foreign virus or bacteria in your blood.
So, having cold showers can make you more powerful and prevent you from some small to big diseases.
Contrary to popular opinion, having cold showers have thus a lot of health properties unknown.
Nonetheless, now you know it. So you could try having a cold shower.
It could be mentally difficult at the beginning as eating healthy or doing some exercises. But getting the benefits and keeping the habits as seen can give you a better health!
Be healthy, be brave!
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