I love having a shower, it is my relaxing time where I am alone and can take a few deep breaths, before hoping back into mumhood. That is when my girls don't come on in and join me in the bathroom.
A couple of years back I heard about the benefits of having a cold shower. Yep a COLD shower (brrrrrr).
After the first time tried it a couple of weeks ago I felt so invigorated and alert when I got out of the shower, I knew I had to commit to a regular practice of finishing off my shower with the water temp on chilly.
It works wonders at 5:30am when I am getting into the shower almost asleep, needing to get ready for a personal training client.
I shared this experience on Instagram and heard back from some of my followers that they do it too and love it. So I dived deeper into what the actual benefits are of having a cold shower, and here is what I found:
Okay I am sold. Anything that will help me feel better and alert, I am all for that.
How I incorporate it into my shower is, I have my usual hot shower and then at the end once I'm done, I slowly turn the shower to cold. I take a deep breath and try to breathe through the shock of the cold water. It must be a funny sight, but I feel so refreshed and alert once I hop out of the shower. Aim for at least 1 minute and I've been told you get used to it and can go longer.
Are you going to join me for this cold shower health hack? Let me know below.
Be happy & healthy,