How Cold Water Therapy Improved Our Body Function.

in health •  14 days ago  (edited)

In the past, many people especially sports person used warm water therapy for relieving pain and improving their physical performance.

But now, according to the latest research published in the British Journal of sports medicine, it is stated that taking cold showers regularly have lots of benefits in our body function.
Cold Showers 1) Increased Heart Rate 2) Elevated respiratory rate 3) Higher Blood Pressure"
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Taking a cold shower improved person mood and make the person more alert and makes the person more physically active.

Another study published in the journal PLOS it is stated that taking cold showers regularly stronger person immune system. Because of that,, the person is less sick.

Another study published in the journal Medical Hypothesis stated that taking cold showers activates person sympathetic nervous system and also increase the availability of neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and endorphins. Because of that person will be relaxed from depression.

Submerging the body in ice or a taking cold bath is called Cold immersion therapy which is a very common practice in sports. According to some physical therapist, cold temperature can relieve heat exertion very fast and also reduced inflammation.

Taking cold showers can relieve exertional hyperthermia without any treatment. Researchers are also telling that cold immersion therapy is better than the cold shower for the relief of exercise which induced high temperature in the body.

Physical therapists that specialize in sports have suggested that cold temperatures can quickly relieve heat exertion and reduce inflammation. A study in the Journal of Athletic Training found that taking a cold shower can relieve exertional hyperthermia, compared with no treatment at all.

Another research telling that Cold water immersion and contrast water therapy in which person used hot water and then used a cold bath can reduce feelings of fatigue from the body.

All those results help athletic to use Coldwater techniques to reduced feelings of fatigue and improved their physical performance in sports.

Some researchers from North America were also telling that cold water cause pain relief because cold water constricts the blood vessels which can help reduce any swelling and oedema that causes pain.

According to researchers, the cold water temperature of about 68°F/20°c is good for cold water shower and it is better to take 5-10 minutes of cold shower normally.

This research could help athletes use cold water techniques to reduce feelings of fatigue related to their physical performance.

But the researchers also told that everything should be done under the guidance of a specialist physical therapist.


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I prefer cold shower... mostly cause my weather is too hot 😅

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