The 10 Benefits Of A Cold Shower
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1. Brighten Your Mood
Hydrotherapy with cold water increases beta-endorphin and noradrenaline levels in the blood and noradrenaline levels in the brain, which has an anti-depressant effect on mood.
2. Helps Combat Stress
Cold water to the face helps relax by slowing the heart and in fact has been studied to treat abnormally fast heart rates. A study found that participants who swam in ice-cold water on a regular basis had an increased tolerance to stress
3. Improves Circulation
For people who have circulation problems, cold water is an effective therapy as it boosts good blood circulation and helps spread oxygen and nutrients better throughout the body.
4. Improves Your Skin
The best way to get beauty benefits from cold water is to first cleanse with warm water and then cold. Cold water helps tighten skin pores and reduce puffiness below the eyes.
5. It Gets You Awake And Alert
As difficult as it can get, cold showers increase your mental alertness. The combination of wet and cold shocks your body awake and makes you breath deeper which is healthy as it increases your oxygen intake. It sharpens your mind and increases your heart rate which improves blood flow.
6. It Keeps Depression At Bay
Cold shower is helpful for people suffering from depression. Researchers believe that simultaneously firing cold receptors can be therapeutic. Studies suggest that exposing the brain to cold temperatures helps reduce brain inflammation.
7. Makes Hair Shinier
Cold water after conditioning your hair can make your hair appear shinier and smoother by flattening your hair follicles and locking moisture.
8. Prevents Varicose Veins
Improved circulation and vascular constriction, cold water helps prevent the appearance of varicose veins and visibly reduces them.
9. Soothes Sore Muscles
Cold showers can help you recover from soreness and inflammation after a tiring workout. If a particular muscle is hurting, focusing the shower on that area for about five minutes helps increase blow flow which repairs damaged muscle or other tissues because your blood contains the nutrients that heal.
10. Stimulates Your Immune System
The body quickly reacts to cold water and stimulates the immune system and makes it stronger. With this benefit it will respond better to fighting viruses and infections.
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