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The Interesting Benefits of Taking a Cold Shower

Written by S.O.

Posted on September 11, 2015 at 4:26 pm

If you’re like most people you might think there is only one reason to take a cold shower – to cool down a hot libido. But nothing could be further from the truth, and it can even be good for you. Read on and learn how cold showers can regulate your internal temperature and even strengthen your immune system.

• Cold showers can improve blood circulation

A cold shower goes a long way in improving the circulation between your skin and your organs. When temperatures drop suddenly, as they would during a cold shower, blood will rush to the major organs in an attempt to keep them warm. Blood also rushes to the skin when you take a shower with warm water, so if you alternate between cold and warm it is a great way to get your blood flowing.

• Cold showers can increase immune system strength

No, taking cold showers won’t make you sick, but they can help increase your immune system. Those who take cold showers typically have higher white blood cell counts, more T helper cells, higher concentrations of plasma, and more lymphocytes.

• Cold showers can increase testosterone levels

Contrary to what you might think, a cold shower can actually greatly increase the production of testosterone in males. Better yet, if you shower in the morning, it will stay elevated all day long. So if you have a hot date tonight, take a cold shower this morning, and to be safe, right before the date.

• Cold showers increase your metabolic rate

Cold water does much in inducing a much higher metabolic rate. This is very helpful for anyone looking to shed an extra few pounds and maintain a healthy weight. It works by forcing the body to regulate the body temperature on a continual basis, and this process burns calories. It does not take long for this to happen, so make your cold shower a short one. Taking a longer cold shower will not help the process.

• Better breathing

The normal reaction most people have to stepping in a cold shower is to hyperventilate. Avoid the panic response you may also feel, and take long and deep breaths.

So there you go, as most everything you have been told before about cold showers is not true. So get your sex drive hyped up, improve your circulation, and lose some weight, while saving on your gas bill by taking a nice cold shower today.

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