Surely more than one of you have run out of hot water ever because of the last one in the shower, or because of the power ran out
Regardless of the reason, most of us do not see a cold shower as something to do for pleasure, rather we would do it if there were no other option.
Well, taking showers of cold water have healthy benefits, both physical and mental, which we will try to summarize below to try to change our opinion and predisposition to take them:
1.- The cold water showers improve our mood and attention
The idea of feeling the cold water running through our skin in the morning just awakened, sounds more terrifying than pleasant.
But the deep breathing that our body uses to keep the body warm against the shock of cold water increases the amount of oxygen we breathe, which increases our heart rate.
Result: an oxygenated body and energy for the rest of the day.
2.- The cold showers are very good for our skin and hair
When we talk about skin and hair, one of the most natural ways to maintain your youthful appearance is through cold showers.
Hot water has a tendency to dry our skin, while cold water makes it firm, preventing it from clogging, falling
3.- Cold water showers burn fat and help lose weight
There are two types of fat in your body: white fat and brown fat. The bad fat is white while the brown fat is good. The brown fat is responsible for generating heat to keep our body warm.
Well, when brown fat is activated due to the extreme cold of the shower, burns calories to keep the body warm contributing to weight loss (ideal if we are in the middle of a diet or exercise trying to lose weight and burn fat).
4.- Cold water showers strengthen our immune system and improve circulation
The cold water showers accelerate our metabolism helping us lose weight (as we said in the previous point). This acceleration of metabolism activates our immune system, which releases white blood cells responsible for combating possible viruses, helping us to get sick less often.
Cold showers also increase blood circulation, helping to prevent hypertension or possible hardening of the arteries.
5.- Cold showers accelerate the recovery process after exercising
Athletes take cold water baths with ice after their workouts to reduce muscle pain and speed up the recovery process.
6.- Cold water showers help relief stress
Jumping into the shower without letting it get hot, or running into the water without letting the body acclimate in time, can help to improve our hardening, increasing our tolerance to stress, and even diseases.
A study carried out in 1994 showed a drastic drop in uric acid levels in the body during and after exposure to cold stimuli.
The study also showed an increase in glutathione in the organism during exposure to cold stimuli, an antioxidant that ensures that all other antioxidants work correctly.