If you've listened to any health podcasts recently (like our 100% free Peak Performance Life Podcast), you've probably heard about the benefits of cold showers.
According to Medical Daily taking cold showers regularly may:
- Promote fat loss
- Improve immunity
- Lower Stress
- Lower chance of depression
- Increase testosterone
- Promote faster muscle recovery
- Enhance skin and hair
- Help you get better sleep
I can personally tell you that for me I feel ALIVE and have increased mental energy, alertness, and motivation to get stuff done after a cold shower.
I now LOVE the effects of my cold shower and I'm pretty sure I'll be doing them for the rest of my life...
BUT, I wasn't always this way.
If you haven't yet started with cold showers, I understand it can sound a little hard or intimidating.
At first the little voice in my head kept saying "but I love nice warm showers".
So I want to share with you what I feel is the easiest way that worked for me to start getting all these amazing benefits of cold showers.
First - You DON'T have to give up your nice warm shower. In fact, we have known for years about the benefits of going from hot and then to cold.
A lot of people decorate their houses with indoor plants, with things like succulents and air plants becoming more and more popular by the year. Plants are pleasant to look at, provide a natural feel to any room, and also give color and texture to your space.
But beyond helping to boost your interior design style, houseplants also offer amazing benefits to your health and wellbeing. Read on to discover some of the top reasons to put more houseplants in your home, along with tips and tricks for choosing and caring for indoor plants.
There is a lot of pressure these days to be connected to our devices all of the time. And there’s a lot of temptation, too, that keeps us glued to our screens. From addicting games to breaking news headlines to intriguing TV shows, it can be hard to stay away.
But unfortunately, spending too much time on screens can have detrimental effects when it comes to health and wellbeing.
When we are asleep, many important things are happening in our brains and bodies. We consolidate learning and create memories, we get rid of toxins, we balance our hormones, we strengthen our immune systems, and so much more. Without enough sleep, our risk for everything from heart disease to diabetes, obesity, and depression goes up.
So if you have trouble sleeping, it is time to do something about it. There can be many different factors that can contribute to sleep problems, but a good place to start is by looking at your sleep routines and environment to ensure you aren’t making some common – yet fixable – mistakes.