5 Surprising Reasons to Take Cold Showers

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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4. Improve Immunity and Circulation by Cold Showering

We covered earlier that by cold showering you help to speed up your metabolic rate, which as a result causes you to shed excess fat.

Well, it is by this same action that you help to activate your immune system into release bacteria and virus fighting leukocytes (white blood cells) that can help take care of anything trying to invade you, and help reduce your sickness rate.

Also when you cold shower you help to improve your overall blood circulate which can help to prevent high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.

5. Improve Hair and Skin Health by Cold Showering

Struggling to manage your acne? Dry hair getting you down? Well by switching to cold water showers these problems could be a thing of the past.

The problem with taking showers in hot water is that they dry out your skin and hair.

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Whereas cold water has the opposite effect and will help to actually seal the pores in your face and hair.

This sealing action can help to prevent both getting clogged and will help to leave your skin and hair looking more attractive as a result of better care.

When You are Ready to Switch to Cold Showering

If you are feeling confident that you can handle some cold water showering, and do not have a preexisting heart condition, then the best way to make the most of your first experience is to have a regular shower and at the end switch to 1 minute of cold water.

When you are used to this, you can then up the ante by alternating every 30 seconds from hot to cold water right from the moment you step in the shower.

Studies have even shown that people with depression can benefit from cold showering[2], so the benefits of cold showering seem endless!

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Cold Shower Therapy Stories/Experiences

Here are a few stories & experiences from people who’ve done the cold shower therapy.

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