Cold showers fortifies body immunity and circulation
Feeling a little bit down and blue? Why not take a cold shower to lighten up? As cold water touches your skin, your breathing deepens as a way for your body to keep warm. This results to more oxygen being pumped into your brain, improving your mood.
Nothing beats a cold shower in the morning!
A lot of people may think otherwise, but a cold shower can actually boost your immune system and help your body fight off flus and colds. Researches from Czech Republic observed that individuals who immerse themselves in cold water three times each week has a significant increase in white blood cell count. White blood cells are responsible for consuming pathogens as well as eliminating bacteria and fighting toxins and viruses. If you are prone to getting colds, it would make sense to consider taking a cold shower at least once a week to give your immune system a boost.
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I started taking cold showers first because I read that rinsing with cold in shampooing would make my hair softer and more manageable (I admit to vanity w/ respect to my hair). Then I read a newspaper article about trials being done to see the effect on mood. According to the article, early results were published before the end of the trial because the positive effect was so apparent. When we camp, the showers are sometimes such that you have to have warm; I do not like this. In the winter, when the cities water tanks get colder, the cold gets really cold, and I love it; the colder, the better!
The benefits of cold showers certainly don't stop there. There are health benefits such as increased peripheral circulation as well as improvement to imbalanced mental and emotional states. All of this makes cold water therapy one of the top factors of longevity. Many people cringe at the thought of subjecting themselves to cold water and will go out of their way to dismiss the benefits of such a practice (as well as any practice that pushes the limits of their comfort levels).Cold showers are an ancient technique that promotes overall radiant health. Cold water was the only choice available before heated water existed if people wanted to clean themselves! In developing countries where hot water is not a luxury, they take cold showers or baths when they need to wash themselves. They think nothing of it.