Are Cold Showers the Secret to Good Health?

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Do you think cold showers are the secret to good health?

Or, let’s put it another way, are you brave enough to take a cold shower every day for 30 days?

It is said that a cold shower in the morning can wake you up and improve your day.

But does this hold any truth? According to science, it does.

A cold shower has many health benefits people may not be aware of. They have been shown to boost your immune system, help you lose weight, improve your mood, increase your testosterone levels, and much more.

Why Take A Cold Shower?Lego man in cold water with a shocked face

I’ve been thinking about a few ways to get out of my comfort zone recently.

And if you know me, it honestly doesn’t take much.

So, to start this off, I think I’ve found one of the easiest ways to do this. If you haven’t guessed, it’s by taking cold showers.

I’m sure you have heard about people doing this, but have you tried it?

Sure, we have all seen athletes take ice baths, but is it good for us “normal” people?

Join me in getting out of your comfort zone, and let’s try it. It’s one of the best and cheapest things we can do.

I know you think nothing is better than a hot shower after a long day, but what if you could improve your shower?

I’ve read many articles online that report it’s healthy, so it’s time to stop reading and try it. But first, let’s get some of the (not so-boring) science stuff out of the way.

Interesting Stuffman looking through a magnifying glass

So what is it with cold showers? Let’s cover some of the science stuff.

If you haven’t heard of Ryan Holiday (I’m honestly surprised), he has a fantastic article about doing something that scares you daily.

There are studies about it, but do it because you want to try it. I guess that is one way to keep it simple.

How taking cold showers can improve your life.

There are many benefits to taking cold showers, including improving your life. One of the main benefits is that it increases your alertness and energy.

It also helps improve your mood, mental state, and overall physical health.

Additionally, cold showers can help you lose weight and improve your skin health.

How Cold Showers Improve Your Skin

Cold showers aren’t just good for your mind and body. They’re great for your skin too!

There is a reason people have been taking cold showers for years – they are incredibly beneficial for your skin.

Cold showers improve circulation and help your skin detoxify. They also tighten pores and stimulate collagen production, which helps keep your skin looking young and healthy.

Let’s Give It A Tryman using a shower in a park, so you know it's cold water

Sometimes we don’t have a choice but to take a shower in cold water. The best example is for those of us living in California (our power gets turned off a lot, damn PSPS).

Those who like camping and going on road trips don’t always have access to a hot shower. Or you’re like me and don’t always want to pay for one at a truck stop or campground.

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I think we can all agree that taking a shower in freezing water is extremely difficult to do.

The best way I’ve found is by taking my shower in two parts.

  • Part 1: Take your regular shower (with your choice of water temperature).
  • Part 2: Slowly turn the nozzle to cold when you are done.

You can also go all out, crank the nozzle to cold, and see how long you can stay under the freezing water. But I’ve found using the two-part shower allows you to stay in the cold water longer.

Don’t be discouraged if, after a few seconds, you jump out or turn the water off. It takes time to get this down.

After Taking A Cold Showerimagine being at the bottom of a waterfall, that would be amazing

If you forget about all the science stuff and try it, you will see how amazing you feel afterward.

Yes, shivering under a stream of frigid water may not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but you will feel energized.

Honestly, you feel good when you are done.

We are going to give this a try for a week and see what happens. I’m interested in seeing if my energy levels and mood are better. Only time will tell.

Are You Going To Give This a Try?

As I hope you can see, trying this simple thing to get out of your comfort zone can greatly improve your health and well-being. Not to mention an easy way of getting you out of your comfort zone.

Using the two-part shower in the morning should help you wake up, boost your energy levels, and improve your mood.

Why wouldn’t you want to give this simple thing a try?

It’s only one week, and it might be a life-changing experience!

Let’s see if this improves our health, and let’s try cold showers!

After you complete this mission, don’t forget to come back and let me know how it went!

shower nozzle in a bathroom

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6 thoughts on “Are Cold Showers the Secret to Good Health?”

  1. No thank you!

    I like my comfort zone.

    That said, I have done the 2-part shower. It is nice to finish with cooler water – especially when it is hot.
    [our forecast shows over 100 degrees for the next week]

    So…tell us how this is working out for you!
    Did you try it for a week?
    Did your neighbors hear you shriek?

    • I totally get that, all of it!

      I completed the week and now only do the 2-part shower if I’m not going right to bed. I found it challenging to go to sleep after taking a cold shower. But I like how good it feels after.

      100+ degree temperatures are the worst! That has been everything I’ve been hearing (and living) for the last few months. Good luck to everyone!

  2. Thank you very much for this valuable and detailed post about Cold Showers. To be honest, I don’t bathe in very cold water. But today I came to know that there are so many benefits from it. Reading your post made me want to check it out. I will definitely try it. Keep posting like this. I will definitely share this.

    • Thanks for the comment, and share away! If you try it, feel free to reply and let me know how it goes. I still find it amazing how good (after) you think.

  3. What an empowering blog, Eric! unfortunately, I never had the courage to do it. I remember my dad used to take cold shower, but I didn’t know it has all these benefits. Losing weight and boosting the immune system would be an important cause to motivate me. It’s a challenge and we must be brave enough to leave our comfort zone and di it. 

    Thank you for sharing this important blog.

    • Thanks for stopping by. 

      Yeah, it’s challenging to do, but I think it’s worth a try. But lately, sadly, I’m sticking with hot showers (it’s snowing, and sometimes warm is good). I’ll start again in a few months.


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