Month: April 2016

Benefits of Taking Cold Showers


I recently rewatched the movie 300. There is a scene in the movie, where the Spartans are standing near a cliff in a thunderstorm watching enemy boats get wrecked by the storm. They were ecstatic, excited, and cheering.


But none of them are shivering!


They are in a storm. It’s raining, I’m pretty sure it’s cold and all they are wearing are their little shorts and a cape. None of them were shivering. It occurred to me that they were probably used to it. There was no electricity back then so they most likely took cold showers.
Spartans were some of the toughest s.o.b’s in history. Both mentally and physically. And I believe it all with the fact that they took cold showers. After doing some research and reading tons of articles about cold showers I decided to give it a shot. I made the vow to take nothing but cold showers first thing in the morning. The benefits have been amazing.

Cold Showers


Benefits of Taking Cold Showers

Here are my top 6 reasons why you should take cold showers


1. Face uncomfortable situations
When you first start, taking a cold shower the first thing in the morning is one of the most uncomfortable situations you will face. The key is to just dive right in. Do NOT start warm and then go cold. Just face the situation and conquer it. This will let you deal with an uncomfortable situation first thing in the morning. It will give you the feeling that if you can handle that, you can handle anything.
2. You will feel refreshed and active
When you take a warm shower, you don’t want to get out. And when you do, you feel cold and think you should have stayed in. When you take a cold shower, if feels great when you get out. You feel refreshed, you feel active, and you’re ready to take on the world.
3. It makes you self aware
Warm showers make you take your body for granted. Feeling the shock of cold water pouring down your body causes your heart rate to increase, gets your blood flowing, and makes you take deep shallow breaths, thus increasing your oxygen intake. The sudden rush of adrenaline instantly wakes you up and give you a natural shot of energy for the day.
4. Waste less time in the restroom
When you first start out, you will want to be in and out as quick as possible. So you wont waste time thinking or reminiscing and instead you will keep it simple by just bathing in the shower. You will go from a 20 minute shower to a 5-7 minute shower.
5. Increased Testosterone
Many studies have shown that cold water increases testosterone. As a man, this one is a no brainer.
6. It make you feel like you could take on the world!
Jumping into ice cold water and not jumping back out takes some serious guts at first. Taking cold showers every day give you a sense of superiority over the rest of the world. It is one of the most uncomfortable and sometimes painful situations you can go through. Nothing else in the day will be as challenging.

How to do it!


This is very simple. All you have to do is man up. As with everything in like, make the choice and Just Do It! Turn on the cold water, and jump in. Focus. Don’t get distracted. Be in the moment. Once your done, you will look in the mirror and feel like a new person. Do it first thing in the morning, your mind and your body will thank you.


Till next time – Geo


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