Ugandian forum: Health - BENEFITS OF COLD SHOWERS:
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9 Mar 2016 15:15

•Better Immune System:
There are countless studies that show that exposure to the cold improves your immunity. Cold water immersion has been shown to increase metabolic rates because it causes shivering and activates your immune system.
Experiment participants who participated in six weeks of immersions benefited from an increase in plasma concentration, as well as T helper cells and lymphocytes.

Lesson learned:
If you want to be healthy, stick to the cold setting on your shower!
•Fat Loss:
When your body is exposed to cold, it requires more heat to warm you up. To heat you up, it has to process more energy, which means it has to burn more fat more efficiently than normal.
Being cold can also activate brown fat, which is a sort of good fat that helps generate heat, boost your metabolism, and burn fat.
•Improved Circulation:
Over time, cold water exposure improves circulation. Since exposure to cold causes your blood flow to be redirected to your vital organs, your body is forced to circulate your blood more efficiently.
•Temperature Regulation:
Regular cold showers help to reduce heat loss, decrease your core body temperature, and regulate your overall body temperature.
•Relief from Symptoms of Depression:
Cold showers have been shown to help relieve symptoms of depression. Due to the high density of cold receptors in the skin, taking a cold shower sends an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which can result in an anti-depressive effect.
So, if youneed a pick-me-up, jump in the shower and turn it to the blast setting.

(Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17993252)