How to Get the Unquantifiable Benefits of Cold Showers

The surprising side effects that science can’t measure and money can’t buy

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The Purported Benefits of Cold Showers (and the Available Scientific Evidence)

1. Promotes fat loss

2. Alleviates depression

3. Improves immunity

4. Promotes muscle recovery

5. Improves skin and hair

6. Increases circulation

7. Improves sleep

8. Increases testosterone level

The Unexpected Benefits

1. It makes you feel like you can conquer the world (or at least your day)

2. It teaches you to tune in to your body and to be mentally present

3. It is meditative

4. It is an amazing nootropic

5. It is an instant mood-enhancer

6. It improves your cold tolerance

7. It reminds you that your emotions are not your reality

How to Take Cold Showers: Tips for Getting In and Staying In

1. Start and finish with warm water

2. Ease into it

3. Pair it with something you enjoy doing (e.g. podcasts)

4. End with something pleasurable

5. Give yourself an out

6. Five minutes is better than one

7. Start with your face and neck

8. Don’t eat a heavy meal before

Still not convinced?

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