CHILL THRILL

CHILL THRILL

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

"Do you take cold showers?"
"Definitely not, I'm a piping hot sort," I responded.
But ... I'm also the gal who appreciates sensory, spontaneous experiences involving bare bodied dips in icy cold lakes, riverbeds, and streams and thrives on making new and life-changing discoveries.
Since the individual who posed the initial question happened to be a successful entrepreneur and busines acquaintance, his words held significant weight.
He challenged me on the matter.
With more than a pique of interest on the subject, I educated myself promptly on the benefits of cold showers and engaged myself in them at once upon my findings.
I'm now experiencing and appreciating the rejuvenating effects of a morning "chill thrill".
For your consideration I present the following article
 and encourage you to turn the tap toward the cold.
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MEDICAL DAILY
COLD SHOWER BENEFITS: 
12 Reasons Why You Should Take Cool Showers Every Day
By: Darwin Malicdem
1) Promotes fat loss.
Yes, simply pouring ice cold water on the body can help cut weight. Cool showers activate brown fat, which generates heat around the body, according to Menprovement. Research showed that cold temperatures can boost brown fat by 15 times higher than the normal amount.
2) Improves immunity
A study in England showed that regular cold showers trigger an increase in the metabolic speed rate and the amount of white blood cells in the body, which then help fight diseases.
3) Gives better circulation
An improved circulation means better overall cariovascular health. Among the benefits of taking cold showers is a good blood flow. It allows the blood to rush down to organs to stay warm.
4) Drains lymphatic system
Cold showers help boost the activity of the lymphaic system, which works to carry out waste from cells. This then reduces the risk of infections.
5) Promotes emotional resilience
A study showed that cold showers can help develop a nervous system that is resilient to stress. The effort alone serves as a small form of oxidative stress, which the body would adapt overtime and teach the brain to prepare for stress.
6) Lowers stress
As the brain learns how to deal with stressful situations, cold showers also help cut the levels of uric acid and boost glutathione in the blood, which help reduce stress.
7) Lowers chance of depression
Cold showers have been found to relieve symptoms of depression by stimulating "the blue spot" on the brain that releases noradrenaline, a chemical which plays a role in alleviating depression.
8) Increases testosterone levels
For men, even a small amount of heat can affect DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis in the testes. One study found that 15 minutes of increased heat in rat testes led to a significant decrease in testosterone. Which then suggested that cold temperatures could reverse the effect.
9) Improves fertility
Cold showers have been found to boost sperm count and increase fertility. Researchers said that it could also reverse the effects of hot baths that have been considered to be an effective male contraceptive. In a previous experiment, men who took a half hour hot bath every other day for three weeks became infertile for six months.
10) Promotes faster muscle recovery
A 2009 study showed that an ice bath after intense training improves circulation and helps remove some lactic acid, which could speed up the body's recovery.
11) Enhances skin and hair
The benefits of taking a cold shower not only gives better health, but also makes people look better. Ice cold water can help reduce the risk of losing too many natural oils on the skin and hair, according to dermatologist Jessica Krant.
12) Ensures better sleep at night
A 10 minute ice bath could help people get incredible sleep at night, according to a book titled, "The Four Hour Body." The book states that taking a cold shower gives elephant tranquilizer-like effects that will put you straight to bed.
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Take cold showers ...
and experience the "chill thrill" for yourself.