…men should take note of numbers 7) and 8)

Cold showers are often seen by many as a no-go area, especially adults, during cold weather.

This article takes a look at 16 benefits that can be derived from taking a cold shower.

Numbers 7) and 8) will surprise a lot of readers.

1) Cold Showers Build Strong Will Power

It takes a tremendous amount of willpower to take a cold shower on a cold day.

2) They Improve Emotional Resilience

Do you get flustered, anxious, or pissed off easily?

Cold showers train your nervous system to be more resilient to stress.

3) They Reduce Stress

Along with increasing your adaptation to stressful situations, they will lower levels of uric acid, and boost levels of Glutathione in your blood – making you less stressed in general.

4) Cold Showers Increase Alertness

If you’re one of the brave souls that have taken a cold shower already, then you will know that at first, it is hard to breathe.

5) They’ll Improve Your Skin & Hair

One of the best ways to improve your skin (and hair) is by taking cold showers.
Plus it’s free!

6) Stimulate Weight Loss

Another way cold showers will make you look better is by promoting fat loss.

7) Cold Showers Increase Testosterone

One of the coolest benefits of cold showers, for men, is that they will cause a rise in testosterone levels.

8) They Boost Fertility

Another interesting benefit of cold showers is that they will boost your sperm count and increase fertility.

9) Cold Showers Improve Circulation

And if you’re not motivated by feeling better, or looking better, then be motivated by being healthier.

10) Cold Showers Improve Immunity

One of the most important benefits of cold showers is the fact that they increase your immunity.

11) And They Drain Your Lymphatic System

Cold showers, when alternated between hot and cold water will help your lymphatic system, by contracting the lymph vessels when exposed to the cold and relaxing them when exposed to the heat.

12) Cold Showers Speed Up Muscle Recovery

If you’re an athlete then you know that taking an ice bath after intense training is one of the best things you can do to recover faster.

13) Cold Showers Relieve Depression

One of the most noted benefits of taking cold showers is that they offer relief for symptoms of depression.

14) They Wake You Up

Obviously, an ice-cold shower is going to get you ass up in the morning.

15) And Then They Put You to Sleep

Ironically, while cold showers wake you up in the AM, cold therapy is one of the best ways to get an incredible night’s sleep.

16) Energized Breathing

Step into a cold shower and the first thing you are going to do is take a big deep breath.

Culled from quora.com

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