How do you feel about following up a hot shower with a cold one? If you've never tried it, now's the best time to do it for health reasons.
According to Clint Emerson, a former Navy SEAL and accomplished author, following up a shower with a cold shower is beneficial to the health. It improves circulation, promotes better hair and skin health as well as eases stress. The habit could also reduce the risk of depression and strengthen the immune system.
A Navy SEAL Explains Why You Should End A Shower With Cold Water
There’s nothing like a warm shower when we want to relax or even warm up on a cold winter day. The idea of subjecting ourselves to cold showers can actually seem crazy at times given how luxurious it has become to enjoy hot showers. But the truth is a cold shower can provide a lot of benefits that you may want to consider.
I’ve had many cold showers in my day, almost all by choice. It all started when I was a kid and felt that the cold had a potential to heal certain things. Although I lived in Toronto, Canada, and we had cold winters, I almost never wore a winter coat from the age of 16 up until now (I’m 30). I’ve just always felt strongly about the power of the cold and what it can do for mental strength and increasing your mind body connection on a spiritual level.
Former Navy SEAL Clint Emerson, author of “100 Deadly Skills: The SEAL Operative’s Guide to Eluding Pursuers, Evading Capture, and Surviving Any Dangerous Situation,” explains why it can be healthy for you to end a shower with cold water.
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