Cold exposure has multiple benefits, including strengthening your immune system, speeding up recovery after exercise and it even helps you loose weight. And you don’t need a cryo chamber or ice bath – a cold shower will do.
Hot showers and baths do relax you, but can also dry out and irritate the the skin, they’re also not recommended if you have any Cardiovascular problems such as high blood pressure, but you don’t even have to give these up.
One of the best ways you can maximise the health benefits of a shower is by taking a cold one even for just a quick time.
And you can have your hot or warm shower first and enjoy it, but use the last 30 to 60 seconds for the cold shower. Or flip things and do the cold shower first followed by the hot or warm shower or bath.
Some of the well know, scientifically proven benefits of a cold shower include:
- It gives your immune system a boost
- Improves emotional resilience
- Helps deal with reduce stress
- Increases alertness
- Improves skin and hair
- Stimulates weight loss
- Boosts fertility
- Increases testosterone
- Improves circulation
- Helps drain the lymphatic system
- Speeds up muscle recovery
So just taking a cold shower for 30- 60 seconds a day can do wonders.
And once you’ve had a the cold shower a few times it’s really not as bad as you think either, so why wouldn’t you when it’s a really powerful, virtually free biohack almost everybody can do today.