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What happens in the body when dousing with cold water?

Обливание холодной водой

Shower (fr. Douche from Italian. Doccia - drainpipe) - a set of plumbing equipment designed for human reception of water procedures in the form of exposure to the body of jets of water or steam at different pressures and at different temperatures.

The soul also refers to the process of human acceptance of a given water procedure for hygienic, therapeutic or prophylactic 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 faucet and shower or bathtub. The faucet can be with a faucet and a switch for shower or wall mounted. There is a summer cottage option from an iron barrel or pan for heating water with the sun, a hose with a shower head and a light cabin.

When taking a shower with cold water, a sharp narrowing of the blood vessels occurs. Their lumen narrows and blood begins to move at a faster speed and increases metabolism. In addition, a cold shower is a micro-stress that positively affects the metabolic processes in the body. Your body will quickly get rid of fatigue and drowsiness!

First, there is a sharp narrowing of the blood vessels . Their lumen narrows and the blood is forced to move at a faster speed. Blood circulation throughout the body is clearly improving. The walls of arteries and veins are strengthened, the functioning of the blood supply system as a whole is normalized, and the efficiency of the entire cardiovascular system is increased.

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

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

Fourth, muscle fibers are sharply reduced , and this, in turn, leads to accelerated lymph circulation, which affects the metabolic processes that occur in our body.

Fifth, a cold shower is a mini-stress for the body , which means that hormones are actively released into the bloodstream, which significantly accelerates all metabolic processes in the body. And we get 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, and our working capacity increases.

Seventh, when metabolic processes are accelerated , our defense, the immune system, begins to work better. Increases the body's resistance to viruses, foreign bacteria and other infections. This means that we will be less likely to get sick and stop feeding pharmacy money.

How does this affect us?

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

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

The burning high bliss state, the sensation of magic stars that run all over the skin of your body are beyond words. I want to live, sing, create ... I want to fly ...

When I started to take a cold shower in the fall (I’m a frozen frog!), Being healthy and energetic, I did not expect a big effect (except for cool sensations). However, he appeared, and I can not help but share. Like all normal people, it took me 8 hours of sleep to get enough sleep. Sleep is holy! I never looked for ways: how to get enough sleep in 6 hours. Two weeks after the start of the douche, I noticed that I get enough sleep in 7 hours! No abuse of personality! Only a shower! Like this.

How does this affect us?

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


The second one. You can, of course, immediately get into the bath, turn on cold water and direct the jet at yourself (strong-willed approach, I admire!) ... But, I’m afraid that after that, in the best case, you will forever lose the desire to take a cold shower. At worst you catch a cold ...

Therefore, we approach the issue reasonably, carefully and with Love ... For some time, it is necessary to set up the brain and the Body for the upcoming procedure. First mentally imagine yourself after a shower in sensations ... Tell yourself about the benefits that the mystery of a cold soul conceals in itself.

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


The third. Before proceeding directly to the pouring process, first (about a week) wet a towel with cold water and wipe yourself off ... Just do it after you have warmed your body with very warm water! One, two, three ... The most important thing is that you should not freeze! That is, before I close the faucet with hot water and open with cold, I pour over hot, warming up the body.


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

Cold or contrasty?

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There is no definite answer. Both the one and the other conceal enormous benefits for the body. Choose according to your senses. Try one and the other. Personally, I am too lazy to stand and turn the taps back and forth, I manage only cold.

How long does it take to pour cold water on myself?

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Someone will say that you need to stand under cold water for a minute. And there is a version that for maximum effect you need to do this twice a day for 10 minutes. The latter is too much for me - I water myself for about three minutes in the morning. I go through 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, two options are possible: either you are immediately rubbed with a towel; or first just stand and enjoy the sensations in the body, after which you also rub yourself with a towel. I like the second option.

What helps me in this process?

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At the moment the cranes turn in the right directions, I turn off the brain - it's only two seconds: once - I closed the hot, two - I opened the cold ... and then I start to breathe deeply and deeply ... And the breath will happen automatically anyway. By the way, if at this moment you want to scream - scream. And let the neighbors only guess what you are doing in the bathroom! That’s how I “entered” the sacred waters of Lake Baikal - I moved away from the coast, scattered and rushed into the cold water with loud cries! It was easier for me ...

How do I turn off the brain? At first, my gentle and gentle head whispered to me: “Tanya! Today it's very cold! Let's not get wet today. Tomorrow we will definitely do it! ” As affectionately and gently, with Love in my voice, I answered: “ Be silent ” and turned the tap. Hooray!


As soon as you first get to the pouring, the procedure must be repeated every day. At least 21 days. It takes so much time for new neural connections to form in our bright mind. And another three months, so that these ties are finally consolidated. At most, for the rest of my 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 without a cold shower! And let your feelings, your condition and your well-being become a real reward for you!

Via Tatyana Lazarevskaya ( & wiki