Temperatures are starting to shoot off the roof, and there’s nothing more tantalizing than taking a nice, cold shower during a hot, sticky day. But aside from getting you to cool down, did you know that scrubbing under nippy water can actually be good for your body? Here are a few reasons why you should forgo turning on your heater.

A splash of cold water does not only jolt you awake, but also gets your body up and running by causing your heart to pump more blood into your system and improving your circulation.

Better skin

While warm showers tend to pull moisture out of your skin, cold showers do the opposite by tightening your pores to keep moisture in. For proper cleansing, you can opt for a warm shower first to scrub all the grime away, before finishing off with cold water to keep your pores locked from dirt.

Improved mood
Cold showers are known to make you feel happier. According to a study featured on NCBI.com, cold showers can “send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect.”

Boosted muscle recovery
A cold shower soon after a long and hard workout can help your body recover faster. Some even go as far as taking ice baths. However, Sports Performance Manager Andy Schmitz on Active.com noted that ice baths should be done with outmost care, and they shouldn’t be done too cold or too long.

Weight loss
There are two types of fat in the body: white fat, which includes the bad, hard-to-get-rid-off bulges that appear around your waist, and brown fat, which feeds on energy (read: calories) to keep the body warm. Cold showers can stimulate brown fat, causing it to eat up excess calories and give your weight loss efforts an added push!


PHOTO: Pixabay

Watch now
Get the latest updates from Female Network
Subscribe to our Newsletter!
Trending on Network

Latest Stories

Netizens Unearthed Clues That David Licuaco's Mystery Ex-Girlfriend Is Sue Ramirez

David revealed in an interview that he cried over a breakup with a certain Kapamilya actress.

Jennica Garcia Almost Became an OFW So She Could Provide for Her Kids

She admits to reaching out to ABS-CBN amid her struggle to find acting projects in the Philippines.

Carlo Aquino Says Ex-Partner Trina Candaza Hasn’t Been Replying to His Messages About Wanting to See His Daughter

According to the actor, his ex-partner has allegedly not been following their co-parenting agreement.
Load More Stories