Cold Showers? B-r-r-r-r!

Oct 13

Cold Showers?  B-r-r-r-r!

Somehow when God created me, He neglected to put in an internal heat supply. I am cold all the time. My feet and hands are like ice, and even in the summer on a warm, sunny day, you’ll find me wearing my beloved “hut booties” around the house. My husband often remarks that he has no idea how a person can be this cold and still be alive.

Imagine my chagrin as I continue to stumble upon the benefits of having a cold shower. Yikes! I came across a video on it just the other day, touting the benefits of a cold shower for the sake of fat burning! Sigh. The very thought of a cold shower is enough to send me screaming from the room.

Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a bit of evidence in support of it:

A cold shower will improve your circulation (maybe even solve my inner thermostat issue?) The cold water causes the blood to rush to your organs to keep them warm.

A cold shower helps fight depression by stimulating the release of noradrenaline

A cold shower makes you beautiful by closing up pores in your skin which causes your hair to look shinier and your skin to look younger. It also combats the drying out of too much hot water in a hot shower.

A cold shower strengthens your immunity. As your body fights the cold it releases more white blood cells which combat illness and disease. It also strengthens your mucous membranes which help your body fight colds and allergies.

A cold shower increases your energy and sense of well-being. The temperature invigorates your body, “waking it up” so you are more alert.

A cold shower can detoxify your system by flushing your organs with fresh blood, and by contracting your muscles which causes the release of toxins and poisons.

A cold shower can help you lose weight by revving up your metabolism.

So, always game for a new trick to benefit my health, I have been trying to add this to my routine. I start in a warm bathroom, have a warm shower, and when I’m done, I slowly turn the water cold, allowing my body to get used to each change. When I can no longer stand it, I get out. I’m not quite at 30 seconds yet, but I’m getting there.


I’ll keep you posted! I’m off to have a shower…

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