Cold exposure, mainly ice bath, has been used for ages as a recovery enhancement tool by professional athletes. Recently, scientists have proven that these cold baths and showers have many health benefits.
To experience the benefits, we’re challenging you to do the 30-day Cold Shower Challenge with us!
The Cold Shower Challenge
Take a 5 minute cold shower every day for a whole month. It is ideal to do this first in the morning.
Turn your shower to its coldest setting, get in and stay there for 5 minutes. It’s the simplest challenge ever, but it has so many health benefits!
Here are some of the benefits:
- Fat Loss
The heat produced by your body in order to warm you up will make you lose fat and weight.
- Relief from Symptoms of Depression and Stress
One study shows the effects of cold exposure on chronic fatigue syndrome.
“Exposure to cold is known to activate the sympathetic nervous system and incsrease the blood level of beta-endorphin and noradrenaline and to increase synaptic release of noradrenaline in the brain as well. Additionally, due to the high density of cold receptors in the skin, a cold shower is expected to send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect.”
- Healthy Hair and Skin
Cold water will help to close pores and closed pores keeps your skin healthy and smooth. Cold water will also make your hair shinier than warm water.
- Fertility and Testosterone Increase
One study by the Thrombosis Research Institute in England has shown that cold water increases testosterone levels and fertility.
- Lymphatic Movement
“Your lymphatic system takes waste away from your cells to help you fight disease. It’s separate from your blood vessels, but it’s moved around by the contraction of your muscles. Cold showers cause your entire body to contract and this forces your lymphatic system to push lymph fluids throughout your body, stopping them from pooling in one part of your body as they would if the lymphatic system were compromised or inefficient.”
- Improved Circulation
Exposure to cold over time, improves circulation. Exposure to cold directs your blood flow to your vital organs and your body is forced to circulate your blood more efficiently.
- Improves Sleep
Reduced body temperature invokes sleep.