Hot water showers vs Cold water showers- which is better?

You might always be wondering whether to take a cold water bath or a hot water bath. Some people might have already suggested you to go for cold water. However, there are positives and negatives of both. Hence, you must consider several factors before choosing what is better for you.

Advantages of cold water bath:

1- Kick start

Cold water bath stimulates your nerves and can therefore kick starts your day. It will help you leave your sleepiness as well as laziness.

2- Fights depression

Cold water bath can help you overcome depression as it releases depression beating chemicals such as beta- endorphins.

3- Reproductive health

Cold water can help improve the reproductive health in men by stimulating the release of testosterone.

Disadvantage of cold water bath

Worsen cold

If you are already suffering from cough or cold, your body may not be able to tolerate a cold water bath, and may severe your viral.

Advantages of hot water bath-

1- cleanses body

Warm water kill germs more effectively. Therefore, a hot water bath can help cleanse the body.

2- Relax sore muscles

Many studies have proved that hot water bath improves the flexibility of muscles and helps relax sore muscles.

3- Reduces sugar level

You are at less risk of Diabetes if you take hot water bath as it helps lower the sugar levels in the body.

4- Treats cold

If you are suffering from cough or cold, or any throat infection, hot water can improvise your condition and help faster recovery as the steam helps to clear the airways.

Disadvantages of hot water bath

1- Damage skin

Taking bath with hot water can irritate your skin by preventing skin from locking the moisture, and therefore drying out.

2- Increase blood pressure

A hot water bath can lead to increased blood pressure. And this can worsen effect for people with high blood pressure/ hypertension or cardiovascular diseases.

Both of these have it’s own merits and demerits, therefore, you must observe your age factor, temperature and health conditions before choosing the ideal water to take bath.

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