There are various opinions about showering during the 9 days, and I figured, this may be as good a time as any, to discuss the advantages of cold showering. Yes! There are actually proven health benefits to taking COLD showers. These include glowing hair and skin, reducing muscle soreness post-workout, potentially boosting weight loss, becoming more alert, increasing circulation, calming itchy skin, and more.
Try it for 10 - 20 seconds to start and slowly build. I personally do this post workout. I jump in while my shower is warming up and count “1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi…” while I do a little jig. It distracts me and helps me keep track of the time. :)
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Let me know how you feel.
Please note, this is not recommended for anyone with weaker immune systems or heart conditions. Please check with your doctor if you have any medical concerns.