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What happens in the body when dousing with cold water?

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A shower (fr. Douche from Italian. Doccia - drainpipe) is a complex of sanitary equipment designed to receive water procedures by a person in the form of an impact on the body of water jets or steam under different pressure and at different temperatures.

The shower itself is also the process by which a person adopts a given water procedure for hygienic, medical or preventive purposes. The shower is usually taken in the shower room or in the shower. It consists of a hose with a shower head, as a rule also includes a mixer and a shower stall or bath. The mixer can be with a tap and a switch to the shower or mounted in the wall. There is a summer option from an iron barrel or tray to heat the water with the sun, a hose with a shower head and a light cabin.

When taking a shower with cold water there is a sharp narrowing of the blood vessels. Their lumen narrows and the blood begins to move with greater speed and increases metabolism. In addition, cold shower is micro-stress, which has a positive effect on metabolic processes in the body. Your body will quickly get rid of tiredness and drowsiness!

First, there is a sharp narrowing of the blood vessels . Their lumen narrows and the blood is forced to move with greater speed. Definitely improves blood circulation throughout the body. The walls of arteries and veins are strengthened, the work of the blood supply system as a whole is normalized, the efficiency of the entire cardiovascular system increases.

Secondly, a cold shower causes our body to generate additional energy for its own heating.

Thirdly, cold water affects the cerebral cortex, improving the work of all its departments. Thinking is activated, you start to think better and make important decisions faster!

Fourthly, muscle fibers are sharply reduced , and this, in turn, leads to the acceleration of lymph circulation, which affects the metabolic processes occurring in our body.

Fifthly, a cold shower is a mini-stress for the body , which means that hormones are actively released into the bloodstream, which significantly speeds up all metabolic processes in the body. And we get a mini-stress-resistance!

Sixth, we begin to breathe deeper , and our body is saturated with oxygen, which means that the feeling of tiredness and drowsiness disappears, our efficiency increases.

Seventh, when metabolic processes are accelerated , our defense starts to work better and our immune system is working. The body's resistance to viruses, foreign bacteria and other infections increases. So, we will be ill less often and will stop feeding the pharmacies with money.

How does this affect us?

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Cheerfulness and good mood every day is one of the side effects of a cold shower. No lethargy or sleep.

Your skin will tighten, become young, healthy and elastic, your hair will become shiny and silky, you will look and feel just amazing!

Scorching kayfovoe state of bliss, a feeling of magical stars that run across the skin of your body is not transmitted by words. I want to live, sing, create ... I want to fly ...

When I began to take a cold shower in the fall (I am still a merzlyachka!), Then being healthy and energetic, I did not expect much effect (except for cool sensations). However, he appeared, and I can not share. Like all normal people, I needed 8 hours of sleep to sleep. Sleep is holy! I have never looked for ways: how to get enough sleep in 6 hours. Two weeks after the start of the douche, I noticed that I was getting enough sleep in 7 hours! No violence to the person! Only a shower! Like this.

How does this affect us?

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The first. Before you start taking a cold shower, answer the question: why do you need it? I hope that all of the above will help you with this. Personally, I started with the fact that I remembered my feelings about swimming in Baikal. Water temperature - plus 9 degrees. But the body, after bathing, tingled and tingled — as if weak electric charges were jumping inside and out! I wanted to return the feeling ...


The second. You can, of course, immediately climb into the bath, turn on the cold water and direct the stream towards yourself (a volitional approach, I admire!) ... But, I'm afraid that after that, at best, you will forever lose the desire to take a cold shower. At worst, you'll catch a cold ...

Therefore, we approach the question wisely, carefully and with Love ... For a while, it is necessary to adjust the brain and the Body for the upcoming procedure. At first, mentally imagine yourself after the shower in sensations ... Tell yourself about the benefits of the mystery of a cold shower.

The next step (if the thought that you need to climb under the cold streams of water still inspires you horror) will be pronouncing affirmations: “I will easily enjoy cold water”, “Cold water makes my Body young, healthy and slim!”. The second affirmation can and should be repeated when you are already really standing in the shower! And let this process take about a week - do not tighten!


Third. Before you go directly to the drenching process, first (about a week) wet the towel with cold water and wipe it off ... Just do it after you have warmed up your body with very warm water! One, another, third ... Most importantly, you should not freeze! That is, before you close the tap with hot water and open with cold, I pour hot, warming the body.


Fourth step. You can proceed to a cool soul. Gradually make the water colder and colder. And when you're ready, go to the cold.

Cold or contrast?

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There is no definite answer. And he and the other fraught with enormous benefits for the body. Choose by sensations. Try the one and the other. Personally, I am too lazy to stand and turn the faucets back and forth, I only get cold.

How long do you need to pour cold water on yourself?

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Someone will say that you need to stand under cold water a minute. And there is a version that for maximum effect you need to do it twice a day for 10 minutes. The latter is too strong for me - I water myself for about three minutes in the morning. I walk the shower all over my body twice. Focus on your feelings - water can burn you, but in general you should not be cold! Paradoxical as it sounds!

After the shower, there are two options: either you are immediately rubbed with a towel; either, at first, just stand and enjoy the sensations in the body, and then rub with a towel. I like the second option.

What helps me in this process?

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At the moment of turning the faucets in the right direction, I turn off the brain - this is only two seconds: once - I closed the hot one, two - I opened the cold one ... and then I start strongly and deeply ... exhale. A breath will still happen automatically. By the way, if you want to scream at this moment - scream. And let the neighbors only guess what you do in the bathroom! This is how I “entered” into the sacred waters of Baikal - I was moving away from the shore, running away and throwing loud cries into the cold water! It was easier for me ...

How do I turn off the brain? At the beginning, my tender and tender head whispered to me: “Tanya! Today it's very cold! Let's not sweat today. TOMORROW, we will definitely do it! ” Just gently and gently, with Love in my voice, I answered: “ Silence ” and turned the crane. Uraaaaaa!


As soon as you first came to the douche, the procedure should be repeated every day. At least 21 days. This is the time it takes for new neural connections to form in our bright minds. And another three months, in order for these ties to finally be fixed. At most, the rest of your life.

You can, of course, promise yourself some reward. For taking a cold shower for, for example, a week, you buy yourself ... beautiful underwear! But ... you can buy beautiful underwear for yourself without a cold shower! And let your feelings, your condition and your state of health be a real reward for you!

Via Tatyana Lazarevskaya ( & wiki