By: Avera Staff
Does the thought of a lukewarm shower have you running for the hills? It’s time to reconsider the way you bathe. Showering with water at a temperature less than 70 degrees Fahrenheit is proven to have long-lasting health benefits. Adding this to your routine two to three times a week can positively impact your metabolism, circulation, immune system, workout recovery and stress levels:
Boosts Fat Loss
Taking a cold shower two to three times per week can boost your metabolism as well as combat obesity by balancing out your body’s levels of brown and white fat.
Optimize your blood flow, improve circulation, lower blood pressure and potentially clear blocked arteries with cool showers.
Cold showers increase metabolic speed as well as the number of white blood cells in your body.
Submerge yourself in cold water after exercising to experience less delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOM).
These showers can relieve symptoms of depression because cold receptors, located on the skin, send electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain; this boosts mood and increases alertness.
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