Cold showers have A LOT of benefits and are especially good while you are on your detox program.
Even the idea for a lot of people gives them chills down the spine. Yet when you hear some of the benefits of taking a cold shower, you may change your tune!
The first benefit that I want to talk about is…
So when you start to take cold showers what’s going to happen is your mind will suddenly become crystal clear. You’re going to really forget about all the problems that you have.
This is because your body is going into a kind of survival mode if you like. It suddenly wakes up and realizes that it’s losing temperature and so a lot of things actually switch on in your system.
I never feel more clear than after taking a cold shower.
And this also brings into the next benefit which would be it’s acts as a…
So when you are stressed out your cortisol levels are to the max and your body is full of stress hormones.
Well a great way to reduce those cortisol stress levels is to hop into a cold shower. Your body reduces cortisol levels when taking a cold shower.
There is actually a short increase in cortisol followed by a drop in stress levels and stress related hormones.
So how do we do start taking cold showers?
Well let me tell you first what you want to do.
- You want to start with luke warm water a room temperature water then you’re going to hop and get your body acclimated to that water.
- Then after 30 seconds you’re going to turn it down a little bit.Then after 30 seconds you’re going to turn it down more and so on and so forth.
- Three or four times down after two minutes two and a half minutes you should be roughly I would say 40 – 45 degrees and this temperature is going to be you’re going to feel very cold but it’s at a safe level.
It’s not going to give you hypothermia and you will be safe as long as you don’t stay in there for more than two minutes.
But don’t worry about that at first.
All you need is 30 seconds for the first week.
You just go for 30 seconds.
The second week you’re going to go for two minutes. Two minutes is the maximum threshold that’s safe for your body and that’s all you should be doing.
A lot of people when they take cold showers they will take cold showers two three four times a week.
For me personally I like to take a cold shower five to six times a week because it regulates my my mood and it really really helps me.
Right in the morning you know you’re tired you don’t want to get out of bed…
But once you get in the shower and start to take a cold shower it’s a little bit of a shock but it wakes you right up! And then you are really, really ready for the day.
Another benefit of taking a cold shower is it helps with your weight loss.
As crazy as that may sound.
What happens when your body is in very cold water is it actually boosts your metabolism and you burn more calories throughout the day.
So it’s a really really great way to start your day.
For example, mountain climbers when they go up to these super high peaks, Mt. Kilimanjaro etc..
These guys burn so many calories because they’re exposed to the cold weather.
So it’s the same principle with cold water as well. When taking a cold shower your body is being exposed to low temperatures and it kicks in to increase your core body temperature.
When this happens your body burns more calories as a result. It’s a great way to lose more weight while detoxing.
The last benefit that I want to talk about with cold showers is that it…
Improves your body’s immunity.
When you’re taking cold showers you’re much less likely to get sick.
So while taking cold showers may sound crazy, I promise you you will actually learn to love it and enjoy it.
The first week is a bit rough but stick with it and you will see the benefits.
So I challenge you take your first step take your first cold shower tonight and be sure to comment to let us know how you go!