Health and beauty experts are touting the benefits of cold showers — generally defined as bathing in water less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Think of it as a mini ‘shock’ to your system,” Dr. Majdoline Jayoushe, a specialist in internal medicine and associate professor at Mount Sinai, told Vogue this week. . .
Studies have found that cold showers or cold plunges can help increase endorphins, boost metabolism, strengthen immune health, promote healthy weight loss, improve circulation, reduce inflammation and swelling, fight symptoms of depression, and lessen aches and pains. . .
Experts recommend taking a cold shower in the afternoon or evening, noting that our core body temperature is at its lowest in the morning. . .
You don’t have to freeze for long — a 2016 study published in PLOS One found that people who took a cold shower for just 30 to 90 seconds for 90 days called in sick to work 29% less than people who didn’t take the plunge. (Read more from “Doing This for Only a Minute per Day Can Reduce Your Sick Days by Almost a Third” HERE)
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