If you type, “hot shower vs. cold shower” into Google, you’ll get all kinds of articles saying why one is better than the other. We have collected some of that information here for you to make your own decision.
Hot Shower – “The cold remedy”
- If you have a cough, congestion or a fever, a hot shower is what you need. The moist, warm air helps soothe a sore throat and loosens the mucus causing congestion. If you have a fever, taking a hot shower can help break that fever and get you on the track to recovery.
- Sore muscles? A hot shower will relieve muscles pain and relax your entire body and as a result, it will help relieve stress.
- Hot showers cause your pores to open allowing dirt to be cleaned out.
- If you are cold after a long day on the mountain and you just can’t seem to shake it, taking a hot shower will help get rid of that chill.
Cold Shower – “The secret to longevity”
- Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning? A cold shower will help you wake up and even give you energy.
- Taking a cold shower promotes healthy skin and hair. Cold water does not dry out skin and hair like hot water does.
- Cold showers are good for circulation and the lymphatic system as a whole. Cold showers ultimately help with immunity and keep you all around healthy.
- Cold showers assist with fat loss because your body tries to keep warm and ends up burning fat while increasing your metabolism.
- Testosterone can be increased from cold showers and as a result fertility can also be increased.
- If you are hot after a long day at the beach, a cold shower will help cool you off and regulate your body temperature.
Keep in mind that it is important to talk to your doctor before assuming that a hot or cold shower will resolve health issues. All the information in this post has been found from the following sources: fitsugar.com, hubpages.com and here, livestrong.com, impossiblehq.com, ineedmotivation.com, howstuffworks.com, lifehack.org, artofmanliness.com, and betterbodyguide.com.
So which will you choose?