If a hot shower is what your body craves in the morning, you’re not alone. The majority of people crank the heat all the way up in order to feel the warm water all over their body.

However, some studies have shown that using cold water may be beneficial to physical and mental health.

Therefore, cold showers should have a place in your daily routine. If you have a warm or hot shower in the morning ensure your evening shower is a cold one.

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That’s right — cold showers. The ones you dread to take when you get up in the morning. But if you give them a fair chance, you might grow to love them. These are some of the reasons you should try a cold shower:

Calms itchy skin

If you are having a skin infection that needs you to scratch often then having a cold shower is the solution for you.

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Improves blood circulation in the body

As those drops of water are dripping from the shower and landing on  your body  it constricts circulation of blood all over your body. This causes blood in your deeper tissues to circulate at faster rates, maintaining the ideal body temperature and giving you an ideal feeling of relax.

Increases alertness

Taking a cold shower can actually make you be more alert. When you have a cold shower your body will be prompted to react and work in order to maintain a stable body temperature. This will make you be more alert and physically active afterwards.

However, those with any underlying medical conditions like asthma should avoid cold showers. But if you are in good health and shape give it a try and feel the goodness associated with it.

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