Cold water and cold shower have a long tradition in many cultures, and for good reason. While showering and bathing in hot water is very smooth, cold water provides us numerous health benefits.
A study, conducted by German scientists, has come up at the conclusion that people who use cold showers for at least two minutes, rarely suffer from colds.
Another study, conducted in Prague, concluded that two types of white blood cells, monocytes and lymphocytes, which are responsible for the destruction of pathogens, increased after athletes took a bath in cold water.
Many researchers claim that cold shower relieves stress and improves mood.
A survey conducted at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond US found that cold water stimulates the production of norepinephrine, a hormone that is similar to adrenaline and have the same function.
There is a simple method using cold water that will boost your immunity.
This is the method:
Every night before bedtime, fill the bathtub with cold water. Then enter barefoot in the tub and tap with your feet in the cold water but only for 15 seconds. Put on cotton socks afterwards. Practice this method every night and you will significantly strengthen the immune system.
In case you have a cold, it is another reason to urgently strengthen your immunity. In such case this method should be applied every 4 hours.
Do not be afraid that this will worsen your health condition because this method will do nothing but help you strengthen the immune system.
Source: India Times;