By Tonny Wandella
Taking cold showers has been shown to boost your immune system as well as make you highly resistant to illness, according to studies. Cold showers were found to reduce the number of people who called in ill to work by 29% in a clinical investigation in the Netherlands. Another study linked cold showers to a higher chance of surviving cancer.
The cold water puts a strain on your body. When you come into contact with freezing water, your body’s natural reaction is to go into survival mode. The cold water shock sends your circulatory system into frenzy. To warm your core and safeguard key organs, your body boosts blood flow. At the same time, it reduces blood flow around your skin.
Cold water plunge for sports performance has been well established and is widely used by high-level sportsmen that require quick recovery. To minimise inflammation and speed healing, athletes often sit in an ice bath for 10-15 minutes.
Taking cold showers on a regular basis places a little amount of stress on your body, which causes stiffening. This means that your nervous system adapts to modest levels of stress over time. When you’re in a stressful circumstance, the hardening process will assist you maintain your composure.
To bear the cold for long periods of time requires a strong mind. You improve your willpower by including cold showers into your regular routine, which benefits many elements of (your) everyday life.
We can absolutely get on board with a cold shower, and it’s as simple as turning the faucet the opposite way. Even better, it will not only improve your life performance and quality in one fell swoop, but it will also save you much on your power bills and benefit the environment.