January is one of the hottest months in Kenya and a cold shower is a welcome relief from the blistering heat.
Aside from cooling off, there are other non-obvious reasons why you should take a cold shower not only this month but also the rest of the year.
To start us off;
1.Cold Water Is Good for Your Skin And Hair
Cold water closes your pores thus de-puffing your skin after waking up. It also slows down the ageing process of your skin. In addition, it keeps your skin soft and supple as it doesn’t dry it out like hot water.
When it comes to the hair, cold water adds lustre and shine to otherwise dull hair.
2.Leads to Weight Loss
Most of us have piled on some weight due to the heavy eating and drinking that marks the festive season in Kenya.
If you want to lose some of the weight, consider taking cold showers. This is because cooler temperatures activate brown fat which keeps your body warm by generating heat.
“When you take a cold shower, brown fat is activated, resulting in an increase in energy and calories burned to keep your body warm,” explains an article on menprovement.com.
3.Boosts Your Immunity
Cold showers have a remarkable effect on not only your well-being but health too.
Taking a cold shower increases your metabolic rate, activating the immune system and this leads to an increase in the production of white blood cells.
According to a study by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, “a cold shower sends an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in an anti-depressive effect.”
5.It Makes You More Fertile
If you are thinking of becoming a father then hot showers are a no-go zone as high temperatures in the testes lead to lower sperm count.
Colder temperatures are ideal for sperm production and that’s why your testes hang outside the body.
6.It’s Good for Your Pocket
Forget the health benefits, cold showers will do amazing things for your pocket. It will cut costs as you don’t have to spend all your electricity tokens on heating up the shower and will definitely save you some of the gas money.