Published on November 6, 2017

The Benefits of Cold Showers

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The Benefits of Cold Showers
The Benefits of Cold Showers

Taking a cold shower when you first wake up in the morning is probably the last thing you want to do. Most people dread taking a cold shower, but if the hot water heater breaks this is the last resort. A chilling, cold shower is no cup of tea during the winter months of the year. While a nice hot shower is much more enjoyable than a cold one, surprisingly enough, there are many benefits to taking a cold shower.

Here are some advantages:

Alertness

Skip your cup of coffee in the morning and replace it with a cold shower. Cold showers are known to increase your heart rate and release a natural boost of energy for the day. The cold water releases a rush of blood to your entire body and your body reacts with deep breathing to help keep your body warm. Think about jumping into the ocean during the wintertime and feeling the invigorating cold water. You receive a rush of energy into your body. A cold shower is known to increase alertness, clarity, and release your body’s natural endorphins. These natural hormones that are released can help relieve symptoms of depression.

Healthy Skin and Hair

Hot water dries out hair and skin while cold water tightens your pores and will prevent them from getting clogged. Cold water seals skin and your scalp from dirt. Cold water temporarily tightens the skin making your hair and skin look shinier, stronger and healthier. Warm water is known to dry out your skin and cause an irritating itch.

Immunity

Cold water is healthy for your cardiovascular health and blood circulation. Taking a cold shower help your arteries pump blood more efficiently and can help lower blood pressure, clear blocked arteries, and improve your immune system. A cold shower helps your body fight off the common cold and flu because our bloodstream stimulates leukocytes. Leukocytes are known to help fight off infections.

Muscle Pain

If you’re sore from a workout a cold shower could ease your pain and soothe your tired muscles. Professional athletes are known to take ice baths to help minimize the muscle soreness after an intense workout.

There are many benefits to taking a cold shower, but they aren’t for everyone. Try it out and see if you notice any benefits. That being said, no one wants to hop into an ice cold shower every time. A nice hot shower or bath is relaxing after a long day at work, which is why it’s important that your hot water heater is working properly. If you aren’t taking a cold shower by choice, call your local plumber if you’re in Melbourne or Viera, Florida. We can help you with any hot water heater maintenance, repair, or replacement at Sun Plumbing.

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