Health benefits of cold showers

The best way to beat the summer heat is a cold shower, but there are more uses to a cold shower than we realise.

For one, a cold shower will cool your mind after a hot hard day in the city. You ought to know cold showers can help improve metabolism, prevent post-workout injuries and regulate uric acid levels in your body. This is just the tip of the iceberg, read further to learn about how cold showers can rejuvenate you.

Male fertility:
Very few men may know this fact but heat is bad for your testes, it can potentially lower the sperm count. If you want a child, it's time to shower in cold water, plus you're saving electricity. So next time you visit the sauna you may want to think again.

Enhances blood circulation to eliminate toxins:
This requires some concentration - when cold water hits the surface of your skin, the blood vessels under the surface contract. This reduces the circulation of blood, but at the same time your body's automated blood pressure mechanism kicks in and targets the tissue. This causes the blood to circulate with extra boost, hence the blood flows with vigour improving the circulation.

Builds immunity:
Do you want to increase white blood cells? Take a cold shower, it will increase your metabolism, which in turn increases the body heat, therefore invigorating your immune system, releasing white blood cells.

Increases metabolism:
When you're cold you reach out for a sweater. Similarly, when your body is cold it automatically generates heat, putting the metabolism into fast gear. That's when carbs and fats are burned to keep you warm.

Avoid sport or workout injuries:
After you have over exercised your muscles, that is when they are inflamed and you need them to relax. To improve strength and muscle mass your muscle fibers expand and contract, hence to prevent ruptured fibers due to over training, cold water showers are advised.

Additional benefits:
Cold showers can decrease chronic pain, reduce body aches, improve your hair health, improve kidney function, reduce swelling and edema, heal and tone skin and regulate your autonomic nervous system.

Cold water and body rhythm:
It deepens your breathing. If you're tired, a cold shower will do the trick as it helps to fight fatigue. Can't sleep? A cold shower will help you hit the snooze button. If your hair products are not giving you the desired sheen, try cold water. Who knew cold showers had so many health benefits!

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