Supercharge fat loss
Turning the temperature down on your shower can cause brown fat to kick into gear, turning up the heat in the body. White fat is associated with conditions such as obesity and heart disease, while brown fat plays a very important role in health. It appears as though taking a cold shower two to three times a week can help increase metabolism and fight obesity over time.
Promote healthy circulation
Healthy circulation is important for better overall cardiovascular health. Taking a cool shower helps optimize blood flow and improves circulation throughout the body. A cool shower can lower blood pressure and even clear blocked arteries.
The colder the shower, the better it is for your immune system. One study found that taking regular cold showers increases the metabolic speed, and the number of white blood cells in the body used to fight diseases. Another study even found that taking a cold shower could cause the body to be more resistant to certain types of cancer.
If you are having a particularly stressful day, taking a cool shower is a great way to recenter and calm down. Taking a cool shower helps to reduce levels of uric acid in the body and increase glutathione, which in turn helps to reduce stress levels. Taking cold shower conditions the nervous system to be more resilient to stress.
Help your skin and hair look great
Hot water dries out skin and hair while cool water tightens cuticles and pores which prevents them from getting clogged. Cold water seals the pores on the scalp as well, which helps prevent dirt from getting in.
Cool showers have the ability to relieve the symptoms of depression. Cold receptors, located on the skin, send electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain. This has a powerful antidepressive effect that can boost mood and increase alertness.