Reasons To Take A Cold Shower
If you’ve ever been in a shower when the hot water runs out, you’ll know that washing in cold water can be a rather unpleasant experience.
But did you know that many people actively choose cold showers, and that there are number of health benefits associated with them?
Here are five reasons why you might choose to turn that dial towards ‘blue’…
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The best way to wake up your body
If you struggle to get going in the morning, turning your shower cold for the last couple of minutes can help. The change in temperature is thought to shock fatigue out of your body and instantly increase your mental alertness. Some people also believe it gives them more energy throughout the day.
Improve your circulation
Showering with cold water improves blood circulation between your skin and your internal organs. Cold temperatures make blood flow to your organs to keep them warmest. Meanwhile warm water sends blood rushing to the skin - so alternating between cold and hot can be a great way to improving your circulation.
Improve your mental state
Cold showers can stimulate the production of nor-adrenaline in your brain, a chemical that’s associated with improving mood disorders like depression. It’s also good for you to learn to endure something that isn’t pleasant – giving you better mental resilience when things go wrong in life or you face unexpected challenges.
There’s even some evidence that taking cold showers can help you lose weight. Being cold encourages your body to increase its metabolic rate, which means you’re burning more calories. A short shower is enough to achieve this effect. Don’t spend too long in cold water, however, or your body might decide to add more layers of fat under the skin – think about seals or walruses!
So, it really seems that your daily shower isn’t just about looking and smelling good, it can have a real effect on your health.
With that in mind, your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Does your shower live up to its role in boosting your health? If not, it might be time to make some improvements.
A new rainfall shower will make your new cold water regime much more appealing, or you can explore the various shower style options to find the right look. If your daily shower is an essential part of your daily routine, you might even consider creating a walk-in shower or wetroom in your home.
Once you’ve got the shower of your dreams, perhaps it will feel a little easier to turn that dial down!