ICE ICE BABY: How a cold one can benefit your health!

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How awesome is this, my co-workers have decided to host a friendly competition that requires that we get fully naked! (Calm down HR!)

The deal is we’re having a contest to see who can take ice cold showers the longest. Sounds simple enough but trust me, those that have jumped blindly into a shower suffering from a hangover and neglected to turn the temperature up before that water gushes down knows that it is hell!! Yea, you can barely stand 3seconds of it!

So far the office record sits at 8mins. I’m going for 10! And not in vain, research tells us there are many health benefits to taking cold showers/ice baths. Read on…

What a Cold Shower Can Do For You

1.    Enhance immunity against infections and cancer

2.    Give your glands (thyroid, adrenals, ovaries/testes) a boost, improving hormonal activity

3.    Jump-start your mood and motivation

4.    Crank up your metabolism to fight type 2 diabetes, obesity, gout, rheumatic diseases, depression, and more

5.    Normalize your blood pressure

6.    Decrease chronic pain

7.    Train and improve your blood circulation

8.    Detoxify your body

9.    Fight fatigue

10. Strengthen exhausted, irritable nerves

11. Rejuvenate, heal, and tone the skin

12. Deepen your breathing

13. Help with insomnia

14. Improve kidney function

15. Reduce swelling and edema

16. Improve lymphatic circulation, thereby increasing immune function

17. Reduce stress by regulating your autonomic nervous system

18. Regulate temperature, fighting chronically cold hands and cold feet and excessive sweating

19. Keep your hair healthy

20. Improve hemorrhoids and varicose veins

21. Reduce aches and pains

(This picture added because …just because … AlohaBoy makes a cold shower look inviting!)

More on the matter…

Hmm … “The Ice Diet” …let me know what you think:  http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/video-news-on-demand/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5599165&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Ladies, still not attracted to a cold one?! …well perhaps this might get your attention:

Help With Weight Loss Success

Cold water is said to increase your metabolic rate because your body has to burn through some calories to warm itself up. A higher metabolic rate is associated with faster weight loss. Because your metabolism is a natural calorie burning process, it stands to reasons that an increase in metabolic rate will help you in your efforts to reduce weight.
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Better looking skin
When you shower with warm        water, it opens up your pores. Then you wash and this cleans up your pores. That’s all good. When you end, it would be best to close your pores and cold water does just that. It’s good to close your pores after you are all cleaned up because it will prevent the pores from being easily clogged by dirt and oil, which causes skin imperfections such as acne for example. Another benefit is that cold water makes your blood vessels constrict which reduces swelling and the appearance of dark circles under your eyes (where skin is at its thinnest). This provides you with a young, healthy glow.
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