THE PERKS OF A COLD SHOWER
Taking a cold shower might not sound appealing, but the potential benefits are so worth it. Plus, they can be experienced in as little as 30 seconds!
ENHANCE IMMUNE FUNCTION
The shock of the chilly water increases the production of specific cells and molecules, so odds are, a blast from a cold shower will help boost your immunity.
Cold showers may speed up metabolism. When you're in cold water, your body works hard to maintain an average body temp by increasing your metabolic rate and burning calories faster than usual.
MOOD AND ENERGY
Studies have shown that being immersed in cold water increases the levels in the nervous system, which ultimately gives you an endorphin spike and has shown improvements in memory, mood, and energy!
A cold shower may aid in reducing chronic pain and inflammation. This is because the application of cold can decrease local metabolic function, edema, muscle spasm, and produce pain-numbing effects.
POST EXERCISE RECOVERY
A cold shower has been shown to increase circulation, which means it can help flush the lactic acid build-up in the muscles after a workout, which is why a quick cold rinse is routine for many athletes.