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.