Health Benefits of Cold Showers

Author
By sandy
Reviewed
Reviewed: dr. vanta
Article Sources Article Sources
  • 1. Goldman, Robert. 'Cold Showers May Improve Circulation And Productivity.' WorldHealth, www.worldhealth.net/news/cold-showers-may-improve-circulation-and-productivity/.
  • 2. University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. 'Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy.' ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 August 2020, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200805102023.htm.
  • 3. Davey, Declan. 'What Are the Benefits of Cold Showers? | Wim Hof Method.' Welcome to the Official Wim Hof Method Website, 29 June 2016, www.wimhofmethod.com/benefits-of-cold-showers.
  • 4. Buijze, Geert A. 'The Effect of Cold Showering on Health and Work: A Randomized Controlled Trial.' PubMed Central (PMC), www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5025014/.
  • 5. Lindberg, Sara. 'Cold Shower Vs. Hot Shower: Benefits, Post-Workout, and More.' Healthline, www.healthline.com/health/cold-shower-vs-hot-shower#Whats-so-great-about-cold-showers?.
  • 6. Ward, Marguerite. 'Are Cold Showers Good for Your Health? Doctors Discuss.' TODAY.com, 14 Mar. 2019, www.today.com/health/benefits-cold-showers-according-doctors-t150017.
Medical Expert Medical Expert

2. Targets Brown Fat

While fat is a topic of discord for many, brown fat enjoys a position of power. The activation of brown fat is known to facilitate weight loss, and cold immersion is needed for this fat to get activated.

Cold showers reduce the body temperature, and if the body is exposed to longer stretches of cold every day, it’s likely to activate brown fat. Brown fat is important in the process of thermogenesis, or heat generation. This process promotes weight reduction and may help improve blood sugar levels.2University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. ‘Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy.’ ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 August 2020, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200805102023.htm.

Cold Showers

Home | Privacy Policy | Editorial | | About Us

This site offers information designed for entertainment & educational purposes only. With any health related topic discussed on this site you should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, treatment, advice, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, treatment, or diagnosis. If you have any questions or concerns about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health-care professional.