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The Health Benefits Of A Cold Shower May Shock You

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Among all of the health and wellness trends that are floating about these days, taking a cold shower has to be one of the most simple yet most challenging ways to improve your health. Simple because there’s no special vitamin or meal plan to follow, no fancy creams or elixirs; challenging because to willingly douse ourselves in a cold stream of water sounds not only uncomfortable but crazy! And you wouldn’t be wrong, but you’d be so right to give this wellness trend a try.

There are plenty of reasons why you’d not want to take a cold shower, the discomfort of it being the biggest. But we’ve learned that stepping into a cold shower, whether it’s in the morning or at night, can have a broad range of health benefits, both mental and physical. From feeling more alert to revving up your metabolism, that brisk, invigorating cold shower can do wonders for your body. Once you learn more about the benefits, you may find yourself tempted to give this very simple wellness trend a try.

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10 Reasons Why You Should Take A Cold Shower

The Physical Benefits Of A Cold Shower

A cold shower may help:

  • Boost immunity
  • Increase calorie burn
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve skin and hair
  • Reduce exercise-induced soreness

shutterstock_96512023The Mental Benefits Of A Cold Shower

A cold shower may help:

  • Alleviate stress
  • Reduce anxiety/depression
  • Increase mental alertness (self-control and concentration)
  • Increase energy
  • Improve sleep quality

A cold shower might seem like a punishment, but when we learned about the possible benefits, then the pain no longer seemed so bad. Give it a try one morning and see how you feel. You’ll definitely feel more awake, your heart rate will increase (which means we’re burning calories), your hair will look shinier, your skin will glow. A cold shower at night may help calm your body, stimulating blood flow and actually doing more to help you relax. With so many different health and wellness trends out there, it’s hard to find one that doesn’t break the bank. Now you can turn your own (and free) shower into a place where you can do wonders for your mind and body.

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