Take it hot
Hot showers can do wonders for your well-being. If you are under the weather with symptoms of cold and fever, stepping into a warm foggy bathroom can do the trick. A steamy shower is a natural decongestant and also helps bring down body temperature. If you work out and lead a hectic life you should really consider upping the temperature in the bathroom, as hot showers act as excellent soothers that help relieve tension in the body. In fact a strong jet stream from the shower head acts as an aqua massager, gently working its magic on stiff muscles. What’s more, hot showers, as it is widely believed, trigger the release of Oxytocin, helping ease anxiety. Not for nothing is Oxytocin sometimes referred to as the love hormone, for it helps steam things up in the bedroom too!
Stepping under a cold shower may require nerves of steel but (difficult as it is) a cold shower is actually really good for you! Switching to cold water for just five minutes towards the end of your shower makes the body literally jump start to life. The shock will wake every pore of your being, making you more alert and less fatigued. If you want lovelier looks and glowing skin, a cold shower is a fantastic option that aids in tackling split ends and dry skin. Taking a cold shower at least twice a day is recommended by researchers as a possible therapy for depression as well. So if you are feeling low, just hop into a cold shower and step out revived and rejuvenated. Hot or cold, a good shower can rinse away a lot of unwanted stress, dirt, grime, and keep you fighting fit. So make sure that you make the most of your bath, hum a tune while you’re at it, and step out ready to take on the world!