Cold showers have been proven to have an amazing effect on your well being and health.
A simple rotating of the temperature gage can really have a big improvement on your life.
Often referred as the “Scottish Shower,” turning the temperature down to freezing cold can provide surprising benefits for your body and skin.
Eventually spending from one to three minutes in the cold, you’ll be feeling healthier and more energized than ever.
Lets check out the benefits of taking cold showers..
- Increase Alertness
Taking a cold shower will shock you whole body system, which means that our heart rate will also increase releasing a rush of blood through our entire body.
This gives us a natural dose of energy for the day and increases your alertness.
- Improves Immunity and Circulation
Cold water can improve circulation by encouraging blood to surround your organs, which can help combat some problems of the skin and heart.
- Improve Your Skin & Hair
Hot water dries skin and hair, and may even lead to irritations and the itches that always follow. Cold water has the opposite effect. It closes your pores and cuticles and makes you look great.
Stimulates weight lost
When your body is exposed to cold water it needs more heat to warm us up, thus it burns more calories, your body needs to generate more energy and in turn it burns fat more efficiently.
- Relieves depression
Cold showers stimulate your brain’s “blue spot,” which in turn releases noradrenaline, a chemical that can work quickly to help you overcome the debilitating effects of depression.
- Cold Showers Increase Testosterone
Cold shower influence on testosterone levels. Increased testosterone levels boost man’s energy level, strength and libido as well.
- Muscle Recovery
All athletes take an ice bath directly after intense training, it’s one of the best things you can do to increase the recovery process. Taking a cold shower will be as effective as a fully submersed ice bath, it will improve circulation and help remove some lactic acid out of your muscles.
- Cold shower builds a strong mind
Doing something you are so resistant to, every single day, right when you wake up, takes a lot of mental strength. And overtime, this mental strength and discipline will develop your self confidence and mind.
How to Start With Wake-Up Showers..
Warm: Start your shower with warm water as usual
Wash: Wash your body, hair, and rinse.
Hot: Increase the heat until you feel like you’re melting.
Cold: Take a deep breath and turn the dial to 100% cold.
Relax: Try to stay relaxed, breathing calmly while you rinse yourself.
Hold on. Spend at least 10 seconds the first time, and end the shower cold.
The goal is to eventually spend from one to three minutes under cold water, you will feel healthier and more energized than ever.