When we mention cold showers, many people would probably say that they don’t use them. But, did you know that they actually have an amazing medicinal benefit on your health?
Here are some things cold showers can help you with:
- Elevate testosterone
- Improve immune function
- Reduce stress
- Boost blood circulation
- Activate fat loss
- Improve sleep
- Enhance sperm count
- Boost metabolism
- Enhance skin and hair health
- Increase alertness
- Enhance muscle recovery
These are some of the best mental benefits a cold shower can offer you:
You learn to be humble
This is really true. Cold showers can have a great psychological effect on you.
If you take them regularly, the changes will appear in several months. You’ll have an improved skin and hair, you’ll feel more energized as well as more disciplined.
You learn how to mediate
It’s very important how you breathe. You just have to imagine that you plunge into a freezing cold lake during the winter period. Your breathing pattern will change immediately.
Every meditation practice includes a breathing exercise which makes your breath very important. When you’re focused on it, you become focused on the present moment.
A cold shower can’t send you in the past or the future. It’s all about now. The moment that’s happening right now.
You’ll be in a meditative state of mind. Focus on your breathing while you imagine how your body is in cold water.
You learn willpower / discipline
Willpower is very important. It’s all about how you grow the qualities like kindness, empathy etc. within yourself.
You need to understand it. You need to know how you want to achieve something in your life.
It is the way you give up smoking, earn more money, get more sleep, eat healthier, live a happier and fulfilling life, control your temper and lose weight.
Willpower is similar to any muscle. You need to exercise it if you want to strengthen it and make it grow stronger every day.
You learn to tolerate
Make sure you’re comfortable even if you aren’t. For example, if you experience a leg cramp, leave it to cramp and after that, stretch your leg for a while. You need to experience everything, no matter if it’s good or bad. Any sensation is temporary and it will disappear in time.
Cold showers will increase your tolerance levels which means you’ll manage to decrease stress. You’ll be able to tolerate colder and colder and later, tolerate other things in your life.
You learn to accept
Gratitude and acceptance go together. You must learn how to accept bad things so that you can be grateful for the good things.
When you take cold showers regularly, you will have a strong willpower and a built-in tolerance that will help you accept any change.