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Health Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers. by Margauxluv(f): 11:22am On Nov 07, 2015
A lot of us tend to indulge in a hot luxurious shower, especially during the cold days/months, we find ourselves shivering with discomfort and anger, but this may actually be advantageous to our health.

Taking cold showers instead of hot showers provides surprising health benefits — from burning fat to depression relief — for our skin and body.

Having a cold bath can provide surprising benefits for our body and skin as listed and explained below.
Re: Health Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers. by Margauxluv(f): 11:23am On Nov 07, 2015
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. A 2008 study found that cold hydrotherapy has an analgesic effect, and does not appear to have noticeable side effects or cause dependence.
Re: Health Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers. by Margauxluv(f): 11:24am On Nov 07, 2015
Cold water can improve circulation of blood and therefore allowing it to surround our organs, which can then help combat some problems of the skin and heart. As cold water hits the body, it’s ability to get blood circulating leads the arteries to more efficiently pump blood, therefore boosting our overall heart health, according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, a natural health expert. It can also lower blood pressure, clear blocked arteries, and improve our immune system.
Re: Health Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers. by Margauxluv(f): 11:26am On Nov 07, 2015
Cold showers can help you recover from a hardcore workout by reducing soreness and inflammation, says Henry Halse, a Philadelphia-based certified strength and conditioning specialist. When having a cold bath, the effect of the cold helps tighten your skin and pores, and reduce puffiness below your eyes which will also make your skin look smoother and brighter.
Re: Health Benefits Of Taking Cold Showers. by Desireah: 2:00pm On Nov 07, 2015
How can cold showers help improve circulation when it's a fact that cold causes vasoconstriction?

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