6 reasons why you should have an ice-cold shower

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It takes some getting used to, but it is very good for your health

Did you know that it is very good for you to regularly take an ice-cold shower? Saying goodbye to your warm shower may not sound appealing, but it’s worth it. Lowering the water temperature a few degrees has these six advantages.

1. It is good for your immune system

Most people believe the opposite, but research shows that a cold temperature actually increases your resistance. By exposure to low temperatures, your immune system is boosted and you are less likely to suffer from diseases and inflammation. Good news: you will gain this positive effect by taking a cold shower for only 30 seconds at a time.

2. It gives you energy

A fresh shower releases adrenaline into your body. This can come in handy, especially in the morning: it wakes you up in an instant and you’ll leave the shower revitalized and full of energy. Do you usually feel tired at the end of a working day? An ice-cold shower in the evening can be invigorating, and will clear your head.

3. It can make you happier

If you manage to get through an ice-cold shower, you will find yourself feeling fantastic afterwards. Because of this small victory, your body will release more happy hormones. Will you soon be singing under a cold shower?

Curious about the other three benefits of a cold shower? Read about these on the next page.

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