Burn Fat, Recover Faster and 6 Other Health Benefits of Cold Showers from Burn Fat, Recover Faster and 6 Other Health Benefits of Cold Showers
Burn Fat, Recover Faster and 6 Other Health Benefits of Cold Showers
Helps Relieve Depression Symptoms
Research suggests exposure to cold water might help alleviate symptoms of depression by sending signals to the brain to release the hormone noradrenaline.
Cold showers help with weight loss in two ways; first, your body will try to heat itself up, thereby burning more calories. Then, cold water is said to activate brown fat—good fat that helps with body heat and metabolism. Brown fat helps burn the bad white and yellow fat that you might find on your thighs and midsection. One study found that exposure to cold temperatures increased brown fat activity 15-fold, which would lead to about nine pounds in weight loss if done regularly over the course of a year.
Healthier Hair and Skin
You might know that hot water dries out skin and hair, which can mean rough itchy skin and scalps, but very cold water can offer additional benefits. Cold water closes up pores temporarily, which will prevent them from getting clogged and makes hair appear healthier and shinier by flattening hair follicles.