Cold showers aren't the easiest thing to do, but once you notice the health benefits, you will want to add them to your daily morning routine.
You don't have to start off cold, but if you can make the water as cold as possible for at least the last 3 mins of your shower, you will still reap the benefits.
Here are 5 reasons why you should take cold showers:1. Increases Will Power
Forcing yourself to take a cold shower in the morning takes a lot of mental strength. It exercises your will power and discipline and over time will be an automated mental habit which will benefit you in your everyday life. Studies show that people with strong will power live healthier, wealthier, and happier lives.
2. Increases Alertness
At first when taking a cold shower it will be hard to breath and with this, it will dramatically increase your oxygen intake and heart rate, resulting in a natural energy boost. No more coffee!
As the cold water hits the body, it's ability to get blood circulating leads the arteries to more efficiently pump blood, therefore boosting your overall heart health. It can also lower blood pressure, clear blocked arteries, and improve your immune system by increasing the amount of disease fighting white blood cells.4. Relieves Depression
Cold showers have been shown to relieve depression symptoms due to the intense impact of cold receptors in the skin, which send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from the peripheral nerve endings to the brain. Thus, it produces an anti-depressive effect and boosts moods, making it a pick-me-up.5. Improve Skin, Hair, and Beard
Cold water can help your skin and hair by preventing the loss of your natural oils which are essential to keeping your skin and hair healthy. It will also help keep your follicles flat and tight and increase the strength of beard and hair.