Why cold showers are actually good for you

Yes, cold showers are actually good for you It’s that time of year again and the media and public go crazy. Everyone wears layers and layers of clothes and suddenly everyone has a cold. I respond to this piece of information the way I always do – “take a cold shower”. The response is usually the same, sheer horror. The thought of actually getting a cold shower in the winter with a cold doesn’t make sense to most people and so they continue to seek the warmth and comfort of hot showers without listening to the actual many health and mental benefits that cold showers can and do bring. Are cold showers good for you good for you?.Yes. Not only are they good for you but they are great way to start the day but reports suggest repeated use of them can help fight depression.   Benefits of cold showers   Reducing fatigue in chronic fatigue syndrome Shevchuk NA (2007) suggested that exposure to cold can transiently reverse several physiological changes that are often associated with CFS ( chronic fatigue syndrome) and therefore, the hypothesis is that repeated cold stress can reduce fatigue in CFS patients. He provides several cases of evidence supporting this. Winter swimming improves general well-being. Huttunen, P et al. (2004) published the results of his study finding that: “In the beginning, there were no significant differences in the mood states and subjective feelings between the swimmers and the controls. The swimmers had more diseases (about 50%) diagnosed by a physician. Tension, fatigue, memory and mood negative state points in the swimmers significantly decreased with the...