If you weren't tempted to participate in the ice-bucket challenge in 2014, you might have changed your mind if you knew how beneficial cold water was for you and your health.
Always keep in mind the ice-bucket challenge of 2014?
It saw Simon Crowell, Tom Cruise, Taylor Swift and other celebrities having buckets of cold water poured on their heads to show their support for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, the USA charity for motor neurone sufferers that instigated the latest internet craze.
But, as we says suspect with the rich and famous, they’re probably not acting purely out of altruism; the health and beauty miracle of some freezing water are infinity.
How do we know?
But secondly, because cold water is simply very good for you and your health. And here’s why…
Benefits of Ice Cold Water
1.Cold Water Burns Calories
If you jump into a cold shower, your body immediately works to get it back up to its usual temperature – as it does this, your metabolism can rise by up to 540% of its resting level, burning calories in the procedure.
Drinking cold water is idea to have a similar result, so if you don’t want to be under icy water, at least put it in you.
2.Cold Water Gives You Glowing Skin…
Hot water strips your skin of crucial oils, but ice water does the opposite. It also gives you a healthy glow and shine by encouraging blood to rush to the skin’s level.
3.…And Shiny Hair
It takes a brave soul to wash their hair in cold ice water, but also a gentle and shiny soul. Cold water makes the cuticles of your hair lie flatter, and this in turn shows lighter.
4.Cold Water Wakes You Up
And not just in a comedy bucket-in-the-face sort of way. Cold water activates cold sensors just under skin, which then increase our heart rate and add a surge of adrenaline to give you that jittery alive feeling.
5.It makes you happy
Ice-cream is scientifically verified, by neuroscientists at the Institute of Psychiatry in London, to make human happy, stimulating the orbit frontal cortex the brain. It is veering a little off track, but you should think if ice-cream can make you happy, then we will wager ice-water can too.
Or you could just have an ice-cream, clearly.
6.Cold Water Eases Pain
Adrenaline not only makes you feel alive, it makes you feel more pain-free by cleverly distracting our brain from niggling pain. This effect can last longer-term too: rugby players sit in ice baths after matches; the cold water reduces blood flow level the muscles before taking then out of the ice allows them to fills back up with new, less lactic acid-filled blood level.
7.Cold Water Helps to Boosts Your Immune System…
A few years before, a German study revealed human who showered for 2 minutes in cold water developed fewer colds than those who took a hot shower. Why? Because the mild stress makes our immune system think it should be doing something and gives it a mini ‘workout’.
This Principal is backed up by Czech scientists who find that those who immersed themselves in cold ice water three times a week had a much higher level of white blood cells than those who didn’t.
8.…And Your Sex Life
Forget all that nonsense about things ‘hooting up’; you need to be cooling it down. Having in cold water is thought to help them improve the levels of the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen.