7 Ways Cold Showers Can Boost Your Productivity9:19 AM
A cold shower will make you more positive in life, increases your self-esteem and gives you more boo...
A cold shower will make you more positive in life, increases your self-esteem and gives you more boost your personal productivity.
Want to experience the benefits of hormesis very directly? Take a cold shower! And don’t just try it once, make it a habit and take cold showers daily. I have been doing it daily for the past six months and am loving it!
Cold showers have been a part of my life for a while now. I got into them as part of several things that I was doing to ‘self-improve’ and to generate more energy and discipline in my life.
Boosts immune systemA study done in England by Professor Vijay Kakkar showed that cold showers increased a person’s disease-fighting white blood cells. A different study from Germany showed that people who took two minute colder showers developed less colds than those who did not.
I’ve always had a strong immune system. I can only remember once instance in my life where I was sick enough to be bedridden for more than a day. But every once in awhile, I do get a little under-the-weather for a couple of days. I can tell when I’m under-the-weather because my phlegm becomes yellow. But since being on my cold shower regimen, my immune system has gone into overdrive. I don’t even get a little under-the-weather anymore. Everyone can be sick around me, including everyone in my house, and I would get out of it 100% fine. But again, correlation does not equal causation, so I can’t be 100 percent sure that the cold showers are the reason for the boost in my immune system, but it sure lends credence to the studies.
Reduces stressThe ability to withstand extreme cold for long periods of time builds physical and mental toughness. As the body and mind become hardened, your ability to fight off stress increases.
From my personal experience, cold showers seem to have a meditative element to it. Sometimes I would stay under the shower head for 10 minutes and let the cold water just come down. After the cold shower, I am rejuvenated and revitalized. I feel a lot better after a cold shower, as if all the tension caused by daily stress that I’ve held in my postural muscles are just gone.