5 Surprising Reasons to Take Cold Showers

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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2. Improve Exercise Recovery by Taking a Cold Bath

Race Recovery 9 : The Ice Bath

Exercising on a regular basis, especially high impact training, can take its toll on the body and cause you to ache for days afterwards.

But you don’t have to feel all that post-exercise stiffness any longer if you simply modify what a lot of athletes do after their workout which is going for an ice bath, and changing that to a quick cold shower.

It really could help you feel more supple a lot quicker for just a few minutes of cold water hitting your skin.

3. Wake Up Easier With a Cold Shower

How many times do you have to hit that snooze button in the morning?

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If you find the honest answer is far too many, then by taking a cold shower first thing you could help become alert and less groggy much quicker.

The way a cold shower helps to wake you up is as the cold water shocks yours body, you are forced to breath deeper, which has two advantages – one is this increases vital overall oxygen intake causing you to be more mentally sharp, and two your heart rate will also increase and this causes improved blood flow throughout all your vital organs, helping to be more energized.

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