If a hot shower is what your body craves in the morning, you should give it a second thought.
There are many benefits of applying cold water or ice to the body after it has experienced stress and strain, such as after a workout or race.
If you’re struggling in the battle of cold versus hot shower after a workout, let us give you some clarity.
You want to start off with a cold shower after a workout to aid in the decrease in inflammation of muscles, joints, and tendons. There are many athletes around the world who use ice baths after a match or workout.
Below are some health benefits of a cold shower after working out
HELPS RELIEVE SORE MUSCLES
- Speeds up muscle recovery
- Keeps muscles cool while the body works on regulating its temperature
BUILDS UP TOLERANCE AND IMPROVES OVERALL HEALTH IMPROVES MENTAL
- Endurance to overcome stress, extreme temperatures and tougher workouts
- Lowers the body’s uric acid levels
- Increases production of the antioxidant glutathione
IMPROVES MENTAL ALERTNESS AND ENERGY
- Increases levels of the hormone norepinephrine
- Puts you in a mentally-calm state
- Improves focus and awareness
ACTIVATES ANTIDEPRESSANT HORMONES
Produces higher levels of:
- Endorphins, the Happiness Hormone
- Noradrenaline, the Alertness Hormone
STIMULATES METABOLISM AND IMPROVES CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
- Increases blood flow to protect the vital organs and warm the body up
- improves the body’s metabolism rate
BOOSTS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
- Increases the production of white blood cells in the body
- Helps the lymphatic system eliminate waste in the cells
- Helps keep skin’s natural oils, nutrients and moisture locked in
- Tightens the pores
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