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Cold Showers/Morning Routine

posted Mar 03, 2016 18:32:31 by LettingGo
I've done a lot of reading on what is called thermogenesis. It is basically the idea that our bodies work best and get stronger under stressful temperatures or situations. It's 100% true, just like when you work out you get stronger. But you can't over-do it or it's bad for your body. I've heard cold showers change people's lives for the better. I can see it as domestication was really when warm water started becoming universally available.
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Isaac said Mar 04, 2016 08:01:28
Once upon a time I liked to take cold showers. Everything you said is true. However, some time back I began taking a blood thinner med which takes the fun out of cold showers. If I get in an area of 70 degrees or less I find a sweater.
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RyanScotts said Mar 04, 2016 15:08:15
I think it used to be that way before all of the modern conveniences. Before hot water was available, all we had was a lake, stream, ocean or a good hard rain to wash off with. You worked out by dragging your dinner home after you killed it. Our bodies worked pretty well back then.
Let this monkey go. Let the senses go. Let desires go. Let conflicts go. Let ideas go. Let the fiction of life and death go. Just remain in the center, watching. And then forget that you are there.

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Dandelion said Mar 04, 2016 16:04:36
I don't mind cold showers in the summer, but there is no way I could do it in the winter! Twenty minutes under steaming hot water is what I need when the air is chilly.
RayOliver said Mar 04, 2016 18:11:43
I take cold showers on very rare occasions but I never knew that it helps the body to get stronger. Now that I know, I still won't be taking cold showers daily but I will try it at least once a week or something.
Jaclyn Tome said Jun 18, 2016 02:04:58
I started taking cold showers as my grandfather is a firm believer in their benefits. The main benefit is it improves blood circulation; this has many wonderful effects on the body.
dreaming said Jun 21, 2016 12:41:52
I have never tried cold showers. This is the first time for me to hear about the benefits of taking cold showers. Perhaps I will try it in this summer. I don't think I will be able to persist when winter comes, though.
MikeyMandel said Jun 21, 2016 14:18:38
Yuck, no way! I absolutely despise being cold and the mere thought of taking a cold shower actually makes me shiver inside. I don't care what it is supposed to help me do!
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