It is no doubt that many people take showers on a regular basis. According to an article, there are tremendous benefits of using only the faucet located on the right and never touching the one on the left.
Some cultures use cold showers and baths because they cure many aliments.
Cold showers strengthen your immunity. People who take cold showers rarely have colds, the flu, infections and some forms of cancer. The increased metabolic rate resulting from the body’s attempt to warm itself up, activates the immune system and releases more white blood cells in response.
Cold showers improve your blood circulation. The natural tendency of the body when it is cold is that your blood rapidly circulates to your vital organs to keep them warm, which increases your overall blood circulation. Good circulation improves the performance of your system help you look and feel better.
Cold showers regulate your body temperature. Cold showers activate the body’s adaptive repair systems. If you suffer from chronically cold hands and feet, or if you sweat a lot, try taking a cold shower.
Cold showers promote weight loss and increases your metabolism. An increased metabolism leads to more weight loss. Could a cold shower be your key to weight loss?
Cold showers alleviates depression Cold showers can prevent depression, and if you are already depressed, a cold shower will surely help you. Research at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia indicates that cold water has a stimulating effect on the brains “blue spot.” This is the main source of noradrenaline, a chemical that might be used to help alleviate depression.
Cold showers improve your lymphatic movement. Cold showers cause whole-body contraction and this works excellently with the lymph system, squeezing the fluid up through the body.
Cold showers deepens your breathing. Taking cold showers opens up your lungs much like strenuous physical exercise does and results in a higher average intake of oxygen, which is good for many things like not feeling tired during the day and doing better at sports or other exercises.
Cold showers keep skin and hair healthy. It is well known that hot water dries out your skin and hair. On the other hand, cold water can make your hair look shinier and your skin look healthier by tightening cuticles and pores, preventing them from getting clogged. This helps to reduce blemishes like acne. Cold water helps to squeeze toxins and waste products out of the skin. Cold water closes the cuticle which makes the hair stronger and prevents dirt from easily accumulating within your scalp.
Cold water increases energy and produces a sense of well being. A cold shower can leave you feeling invigorated and energized. The heart starts pumping, and the rush of blood through the body helps shake off the lethargy of the previous night’s sleep. Many people swear that cold showers are a definite stress reducer.
Cold showers increase hormone production. You probably already about this benefit. Cold showers increases hormone production and activity by giving the body’s glands a boost. Cold showers can be of great benefit to the reproductive system when trying to conceive a child.
If you are convinced about the health benefits, take this advice before you begin to use cold showers.
Making a drastic change in temperature would be too much a stress to your body. Therefore, begin to take cold showers gradually. A great way to implement cold showers into your daily routine is by turning the water to cold for the last 30 seconds to a minute of your shower. Give it a try and see what benefits you experience. Maybe the secret to the all that ails you is in the faucet on the right.