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.
Soon, we will find ourselves deep in the middle of winter. There are some great things about winter to look forward to like the holidays, snow, winter sports, and cozy times at home. And there are also some drawbacks about winter that aren’t as exciting like shorter days, colder temperatures, bad weather, and less sun.
Less sun doesn’t just get in the way of activities like beach days and picnics. It also poses a potential problem when it comes to our health. You see, our bodies need sunlight in order to make vitamin D, which is an essential nutrient that plays many important roles in the body.
There’s been a lot to adjust to in recent times, and if it wasn’t already hard enough to stay productive all workday long, it can be even harder now. Whether you are back in the office or still working from home, you aren’t alone if productivity, mental energy, and focus have been hard to come by.
If that sounds like you, then don’t worry. There are many things you can do to give your brain power a boost and bring more energy, concentration, and focus to your day for peak mental performance.
Along with colder temperatures, shorter days, and leaves changing color, fall brings with it a whole new set of fresh foods that are in season. Long-known as the harvest season, fall is a great time to get in sync with the seasons and fill your diet with flavorful and healthy seasonal produce.
So, let’s take a look at some popular fall favorites – and how these foods can support your health!