Well, this was more of a forced experiment since our water heater went out and took 3 (very long) days to replace! So, even though this experiment wasn't really voluntary, it turned out not to be so bad! I felt energized, clear headed, and refreshed after jumping out of my super quick showers for the last couple of mornings. Before hopping in, I tried to mentally prep myself for each ice shower by telling myself that 'I'm stimulating the Vis' and convincing myself that I was doing hydrotherapy for fun.
This might seem like torture to most people but cold showers really do have health benefits. There is quite a bit of evidence even proving that cold showers can decrease depression!
Cold Showers Can...
Increase Alertness (activates the sympathetic nervous system)
Increase Detoxification (by moving the lymphatic system)
Give You Shiny Hair & Glowing Skin (by tightening the pores)