I have stopped putting off trying my husband's latest health experiment because, let's face it, he's usually right. And by usually I mean 99% of the time.
Which is why when he told me "I'm taking cold showers now!" with the enthusiasm of a child with a new toy I knew I would be taking one too the next morning, if just to try it out.
Come to find, out, I love them.
There is all sorts of science-y stuff you can research about it but the short version is:
I'm convinced now that my life is about how I can live like a cavewoman with all the trappings of modern life. Sleeping on earthing sheets so I'm grounded like I'm outside but I'm inside with my Netflix. Taking a cold bath/shower like I'm waking up in nature next to a live stream. (Not Netflix.)
But I'm not that hard-core and getting into swimming pool still makes me squeal like a mouse and tuck my shoulders up into my ears. So here's how I do cold showers without feeling like I'm in the polar bear plunge:
I start my showers warm.
Yep. That's it.
My showers are never as hot as they used to be, but they never start out as cold as they end up. (At least not so far.) I step into a warm shower, feel like it's too warm now and cool it off gradually. By the end I'm doing a super cold rinse for about 30 seconds before I get out.
What is super cold?
Heck, I don't know. Your cold may be way colder than mine. Make it as cold as you want. :) And is it a true 30 seconds? Probably not. I don't count.
But it works for me and when I don't take the shower cold anymore I miss it.
I honestly never would have thought it.
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