Looking for a way to boost up your bodily functions and systems? Go take a cold shower. Yes, you read it right.
A recent article in The North American Journal of Medical Sciences found that cold showers can have so many health benefits for you including relief from every type of pain and inflammation to aiding any system in the body. This article is going to help you in learning what benefits do cold showers have for you.
IMPORTANCE OF COLD SHOWER:
A study in the famous journal PLOS one shows that people taking cold shower every day are 29% less likely to call in sick for school or work.
On the other hand, we know how hard it is in winters to even take a hot bath every day because you know how those tiny droplets of water are going to freeze out on your body, but diving into the lives of celebrities, we see that some of them are following and swearing on the most bizarre tips and tricks to stay fit and healthy.
A few days ago, Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey revealed that he takes cold showers almost every day and these cold showers help him stay alert and have better focus throughout the day.
Lady Gaga also revealed on her Instagram that she takes an iced cold bath every day with literally videos having ice cubes in her bathtub.
Not just these two but more celebrities like Liam Neeson, Madonna, Katharine Hepburn, and Kate Moss are among those who take cold showers every day.
There must be some reason or logic behind taking cold showers since so many people are doing this. Let’s find out below.
BENEFITS OF COLD SHOWER:
As we read about celebrities taking cold showers and studies and researches reporting its benefits, we are here to tell you some of the most important benefits of taking cold showers as a part of your everyday routine.
- Strong Immunity:
In 1993, a study done by Thrombosis Research Institute in England stated that there is an increased number of virus-fighting white blood cells in people who take cold showers than in people taking hot showers. This is because the body attempts to warm itself up and increased the metabolic rate that the body activates itself and releases more white blood cells as a response.
- Improved Blood Circulation:
Blood circulation is one of the most important aspects of a healthy human body. Good blood circulation is very significant for overall cardiovascular health. All the major systems including digestive, immune, and respiratory systems depend upon good blood circulation to work efficiently.
Cold showers can have an immense effect on the blood circulation of a human body. When you immerse your body into cold water, the brain signals the heart to pump more blood and the blood is transported to all the vital organs to warm them up and thus results in improved and increased blood circulation to reach every part of the body.
- Boosting Male Fertility:
Trying to become a daddy? Cold showers are a thing to help you. Recently, a study was done at the University of California in San Francisco with men who were exposed to a hot bath for 30 minutes every day for a week. When they stopped this exposure, their sperm count increased up to 491% and their sperm motility became better as well.
The male scrotum hangs outside the body because it needs to stay cooler to produce a large number of sperms. When you take a cold bath, the temperature of the testes decreases which results in better sperm production.
- Relieves Anxiety and Depression:
When you take a cold shower, dense cold receptors in the skin send messages from the peripheral nerve ending to the brain and this results in an anti-depressive effect. This was shown in a study by the University School of Medicine, Richmond.
Research conducted at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine specify that cold showers may stimulate the brain’s Blue Spot which is the primary source of noradrenaline, a chemical that is known for its depression fighting effects. Guess blue doesn’t always hit bad after all!
- Healthy Skin and Hair:
Tired of your acne, scars, and textured skin? Cold showers are there to do the job for you.
It is proven by research that hot water dries out your hair and skin. Coldwater doesn’t eliminate natural oils from your skin or hair and make them look shinier and glowy all the way. Coldwater doesn’t clog your pores and tightens the cuticles as well so that you may look more attractive and shine all day, every day!