What Are The Benefits of Cold Showers?

A hot, steamy shower always sounds good. But did you know cold showers are amazing for your mind and body? For example, they can enhance your healing abilities, encouraging your muscles to recover faster. Cold showers have even more in-depth benefits. Read on to learn more!

(Pro Tip: The entire experience doesn’t need to be cold; you can begin or end a shower with a cold burst!)

Improve Immunity

A cold shower stimulates leukocytes (the blood cells that fight infection). This trick might help save you from the cold and flu season.

Increased Circulation

When our bodies feel cold water, they respond by switching to survival mode. This increases the heart rate, causing the heart to pump more efficiently and improves circulation, which results in clearer skin, faster muscle recovery, and a temporary metabolism boost.

Increase Endorphins

Exposing yourself to cold temperatures activates your sympathetic nervous system. This can enhance endorphin production, raising energy levels and improving mood. The increase in endorphins may also improve memory and reduce fatigue. Some studies show that approximately one minute under cold water a day reduces depression symptoms.

Relieve Pain

A cold shower can help interfere with your brain’s perception of pain by dulling nerve transmission. It can also reduce inflammation and speed up healing.

Keep Your Hair Shiny and Skin Hydrated

A cold shower tightens pores, helping retain natural oils in your hair and skin. That means you can say bye-bye to dry, brittle hair and constant breakouts!

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