Health Benefits Of Cold Showers

Health

Published
Oct 03, 2021

Hindustan Times

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The thought of a cold shower in the morning would often send chills down one’s spine before stepping into one

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Studies have shown that bathing with cold water may be beneficial to physical and mental health

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Here are a few ways a cold shower can prove beneficial for health

Improves blood circulation

Cold water bathing strengthens your arteries, clears blocked arteries, and decreases blood pressure

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Healthy hair and skin

Unlike a hot shower, cold baths doesn’t strip the skin of its essential natural oils

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Better immunity

People who enjoy a cold bath have a higher percentage of white blood cells and a faster metabolic rate

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Recovery of muscles

Cold water helps relieve muscle soreness and is recommended to athletes after a game or workout

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Heightened alertness

Deep breathing, as a response to the cold water, increases oxygen intake and heightens alertness

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Relieves stress

A jump into cold water can effectively help relieve stress, both mental and physical

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Builds tolerance

Regular exposure to cold water helps build tolerance and increases the body’s temperature endurance

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