Scientists have researched the health effects of cold water. They claim that a cold shower can improve the nervous system and overall health of your body.
Coldwater triggers an adrenaline rush, and all systems in your body are activated. Thus, such stress on the body provokes an improvement in your body’s function and reduces tension. But, scientists are sure that this effect of cold water takes only a few seconds. Then your body adapts and does not receive the beneficial stress it needs. Therefore, scientists recommend putting a little stress on your body, which is beneficial. Prolonged exposure to cold water leads to hypothermia, which is dangerous to your health.
Also, scientists have noted that everyone has a unique reaction to cold, so you should focus on your well-being. You should pay attention to your heart and breathing rate. If they get stronger, this is a signal that you need to stop. Typically, 10-30 seconds of a cold shower is enough to give your body the stress it needs.
Over time, your body will get used to this stress, and you will be able to spend more time under cold water. You should not be heroic and be under cold water for a long time the first time. It can lead to negative consequences. Scientists also recommend using a cold shower in the morning or before bedtime.