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While doctors may no longer instruct their patients to take a cold bath and call them in the morning, a shot of cold water can still impart real health benefits:

Improves circulation. Good blood circulation is vital for overall cardiovascular health. Healthy blood circulation also speeds up recovery time from strenuous exercises and work. Alternating between hot and cold water while you shower is an easy way to improve your circulation. Cold water causes your blood to move to your organs to keep them warm. Warm water reverses the effect by causing the blood to move towards the surface of the skin. Cold shower proponents argue that stimulating the circulatory system in this way keeps them healthier and younger looking than their hot water-loving counterparts.

Relieves depression. Lots of great men from history suffered bouts of depression. Henry David Thoreau is one such man. But perhaps Thoreau’s baths in chilly Walden Pond helped keep his black dog at bay. Research at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine indicates that short cold showers may stimulate the brain’s “blue spot”- the brain’s primary source of noradrenaline — a chemical that could help mitigate depression. I guess a bout of the blues isn’t so bad after all.

Keeps skin and hair healthy. Hot water dries out skin and hair. If you want to avoid an irritating itch and ashy elbows, turn down the temperature of your showers. Also, cold water can make your manly mane look shinier and your skin look healthier by closing up your cuticles and pores.

Strengthens immunity. According to a study done in 1993 by the Thrombosis Research Institute in England, individuals who took daily cold showers saw an increase in the number of virus fighting white blood cells compared to individuals who took hot showers. Researchers believe that the increased metabolic rate, which results from the body’s attempt to warm itself up, activates the immune system and releases more white blood cells in response.

Increases testosterone. During the 19th century, many doctors and ministers recommended that young men take baths in cold water to reduce the sin of “self-pollution,” i.e. whacking off. Cold water was thought to extinguish a man’s flaming carnal desires. There was even a ghastly device invented on this principle. 
How wrong they were! The same study by the Thrombosis Research Institute cited above showed that cold water showers actually increase testosterone production in men. Increased testosterone levels not only boost a man’s libido, but also his overall strength and energy level. If you’re looking to increase your testosterone, instead of juicing up like Mark McGwire, hop into a cold shower.

Increases fertility. Trying to become a dad? Cold showers are good for your little swimmers. Your testes aren’t meant to get too hot; that’s why they hang outside your body. Sperm counts decrease when the temperature of a man’s testes increases. Experiments done in the 1950s showed that hot baths were an effective contraceptive. Men who took a 30 minute hot bath every other day for 3 weeks were infertile for the next six months. More recently, the University of California at San Francisco did a study with men who were exposed to 30 minutes of “wet heat” (hot baths and such) a week. When the men cut this exposure out, their sperm count went up by 491%, and their sperm’s motility improved as well. While switching from a hot to cold shower may not have as dramatic an effect, if you’re trying to create some progeny, it surely won’t hurt.

Increases energy and well-being. Every time I end a shower with cold water, I leave feeling invigorated and energized. Your heart starts pumping, and the rush of blood through your body helps shake off the lethargy of the previous night’s sleep. For me, the spike in energy lasts several hours. It’s almost like drinking a can of Diet Mountain Dew, minus the aspartame. And while it hasn’t been studied, many people swear that cold showers are a surefire stress reducer. I’m a believer.

Source: www.artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of-cold-water-for-health-and-vitality





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Not enough research and the science is limited at best. Every Joeblow is an internet expert nowadays. Until there is substantial research I would be careful who I take advice from. 
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 Dont want fertility increased lol
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Take a cold shower u will notice ur skin turns pale, the reason for this is because the blood rushes to the internal organs to protect them when your body is cold.

When your body is hot the blood rushes to your skin and extremeties to cool off, and your skin turns red.

When you go from hot to cold, you are forcing a pumping action that forces your blood to hustle through your whole body washing your cells as it goes. People have watched cysts and cancer scabs fall off after repeated hot and cold therapies. 


This is FACT and just basic commen sense that even a 1st grader could understand.

In Korea, Japan and China its part of everyone's everyday life, and they have known about this for thousands of years. If you ever visit Korea or Japan you will notice that there is a jimjibong or onsen in every neighborhood spa where people go sit in a hot tub or sauna and then a tub full of cold water.

Hot/cold therapy is also well known here in western society as well, but not talked about in western "magic pill" medicine or promoted by doctors because they dont teach this in medical school.

I have read about it in several books and the research is out there if you look hard enough and dont have your head in the sand.

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Solstice wrote:
Not enough research and the science is limited at best. Every Joeblow is an internet expert nowadays. Until there is substantial research I would be careful who I take advice from. 
Thats why u field test it yourself before u try to discredit u know noth about with "Not enough research........."
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Obviously you know little about how medical research works. This is not something you can field test. It requires thousands of subjects and testing over a long period of time which has not been done in any major studies that I am aware of.

One guy takes an herb and he's superman, another takes cold showers and has a 12" dick. It's called the placebo effect.

That said, I'm not discrediting cold showers. But I believe in clear cut evidence before jumping into anything. But if cold showers make you feel better, that's great. Happy showering.
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 I've tried this before and didn't see huge results. Maybe I'll give it another shot for a longer period of time. I'll post back later.
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 I've tried this before and didn't see huge results. Maybe I'll give it another shot for a longer period of time. I'll post back later.
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 I didn't watch that guys video.. But I read about it in Tim Ferriss's 4 hour Body book.

I've beed doing it once a day ever since and have noticed the benefits.. Energy + Healthier looking skin & hair. I don't know if I can attribute fat loss from it since I work out and eat healthy.. but I wouldn't doubt it.

This is actually been practiced for centuries...

If you think about Human existance.. People have been taking cold baths longer than hot showers/baths.

I think hot showers pamper you, just like a remote control pampers you from having to get up off your ass.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of...

I'd put money on it if a legit study was done.. that a cold showers/bath  is the appropiate way for humans to cleanse themselves. since i'm sure it's built into all of our dna if it was done from the begining of man kind.
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Been doing cold showers for about 3-4 weeks and I tell you now it makes life's fears feel less.

Recently I have began facing my fears and socialising through multible fitness classes (wouldn't have done that 1 month ago as I would have so much fear about what would happen if I turned up, I.e People not like me, laugh at me, not make friends.... I know it's stupid. But there's definitely a similarity between just diving into a cold shower (as you know it's not gonna be 'nice' and facing your life fears head on.

Plus I wake up hard as every morning now, I believe this is due to better circulation and higher test.
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This just in, cold showers increase your penis size. C'mon guys, use your common sense. Cold showers have nothing to do with any of the above claims.

That said, I'd really like to see some newer scientific studies on this subject.
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