hello guys, in this video i’m gonna tell you about cold shower benefits for your health
Most people view cold showers as a negative thing mostly used in the vein of trying to fix something (as in lack of sobriety or being overheated) as they can be rather shocking to the system. However, you may consider taking one at least once a week after you hear this information.
Cold showers can actually help with your metabolism. Basically, when you get in a cold shower, it sets off your cardiovascular system as it tries to keep your body warm despite the cold. As a result of your body temperature lowering, you go into something called non-shivering thermogenesis and this means you are burning more calories.
“A brisk cold shower can be very invigorating and give your metabolism a quick boost,” Dr. Aviva Romm, a family medicine doctor, and herbalist, told Well & Good. “One of my daily practices is to end my hot shower with a very brief cool rinse.”
Not convinced yet? Here are a few other benefits of cold showers (and when it is a super hot day in the summer you have to admit they are quite refreshing.)
They can help with depression
Depression affects at least 10 percent
of American adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Many drugs treat depression, depending on the severity or duration of symptoms. One holistic method of treatment that’s gaining popularity is hydrotherapy. Taking a cold shower for up to 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times per week, was shown to help relieve symptoms of depression in a clinical trial.
For people with depression, cold showers can work as a kind of gentle electroshock therapy. The cold water sends many electrical impulses to your brain. They jolt your system to increase alertness, clarity, and energy levels. Endorphins, which are sometimes called happiness hormones, are also released. This effect leads to feelings of well-being and optimism.
They are good for your skin
It gives your skin a healthy glow.
Cold showers help to increase blood circulation. For your face, this might mean a fresh radiant look. The good news is that you don’t need to be in the cold for too long to make your skin brighter. Showering in mildly cold or even lukewarm water is enough to nourish it.
It prevents skin aging.
The habit of taking daily cold showers helps your skin stay younger for longer. Cold water activates your nervous system, and your body releases hormones and brain chemicals that fight stress. Studies suggest that psychological stress has a direct impact on skin aging and negatively affects many systems in the body.
It prevents stress-related skin conditions.
A cold shower sends an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses to the brain and stimulates the release of “happy hormones” or endorphins. When these chemicals are released by the body, your stress levels decline and you’ll be less prone to experiencing a number of skin problems like acne, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
Helps improve metabolism
White fat is the fat we associate with conditions such as obesity and heart disease, but we are all born with brown fat. Researchers have found that brown fat plays an important role in adult health. Healthy levels of brown fat also indicate that white fat will be at a healthy level. And brown fat is activated by exposure to cold temperature.
People that are obese can’t simply start taking cold showers to lose weight without changing other lifestyle habits. But taking a cold shower 2 or 3 times per week may contribute to increased metabolism. It may help fight obesity over time. The research
about how exactly cold showers help people lose weight is unclear. Still, it does show that cold water can even out certain hormone levels and heal the gastrointestinal system. These effects may add to the cold shower’s ability to lead to weight loss.
It can feel uncomfortable to immerse our bodies in cold water, but it can also be invigorating. That’s because water that’s colder than our natural body temperature causes the body to work slightly harder to maintain its core temperature. When taken regularly, cold showers can make our circulatory system more efficient. Some people also report that their skin looks better as a result of cold showers, probably because of better circulation.
Athletes have known this benefit for years, even if we have only recently seen data that supports cold water for healing after a sport injury. It’s the same reason that ice brings down inflammation when we bruise or tear a muscle. By bringing the temperature of an area of the body down, we speed up the delivery of warmer, freshly oxygenated blood to that area. And that speeds up recovery time. Some people may benefit from cold showers as a way to help their blood move through their body more quickly. These include people with poor circulation, high blood pressure, and diabetes.