With an already busy lifestyle we know what you are thinking - a morning shower will require you to get out of bed even earlier than you already wish to! Especially at this time of year when it’s dark and cold outside, the snooze button is definitely the most attractive option. If you can bear to sacrifice that all important snooze you will be pleasantly surprised to hear the benefits of taking the time to fit in a morning shower. So leave the warm sanctuary of your duvet and head for the shower to start your day off in the best possible way.
Why Make Time For a Morning Shower?
Awaken Your Senses
Help to kick start your day with a stimulating shower which will immediately awaken your senses and make you feel brighter and fresher for the day ahead. No more leaving home in that zombie like state – showering will help you to feel ready for the start of the day! Hot showers can increase your oxytocin level which helps to ease anxiety or stress making those work issues ahead seem slightly less imposing.
Improve Your Circulation
With a wide variety of power showers now available your morning shower can provide you with a soothing massaging effect. The powerful hot spray can help to ease any muscle tension or stiffness and make you feel rejuvenated to tackle the day ahead. The hot shower will help to increase your blood flow which in turn will improve your organs functioning so that you are awake inside and out!
Increase Your Immune System
Research has found that showering in the morning can help to stimulate the body into producing more white blood cells. These will help to stave off any disease or virus that you may pick up to help you stay healthy.
Recover More Quickly
If you have been feeling slightly under the weather and have had a temperature, a hot shower can help to regulate your temperature once again. The steam a hot shower produces can also help to act as a natural decongestant for those cold like symptoms helping you to clear your nasal passages. For a real remedy add a little eucalyptus oil into the mix and your head will be cold free in no time!
Only for the brave.........
I’m guessing so far you may be starting to come round to the idea of making the time for that morning shower but if you dare to go further then choosing a cold shower can be even more beneficial. In the past people used to bathe in whatever water they had accessible to them this more often than not was cold. It is only now we have the luxury of hot water for our showers that we see this as the norm yet they are not a necessity.
Yes you read that right a cold shower can actually help you to lose weight! The cold water will stimulate your body into action to help regulate your body temperature once again thus burning calories in the process.
Improve Your Hair and Skin
It has long been touted that cold water is actually better for your hair and skin helping it to hydrate once again. Hot water can cause it to dry out and can even lead to split ends and dry skin. So if you can’t face a completely cold shower try turning down the heat a little at the end of your shower for a minute or two as a starting point. Improving the appearance of your hair and skin will help you to feel more attractive too.
Boost Your Energy
As we have all experienced at some point cold water can actually make you gasp for breath but this can actually be good for you. Its helps you to breathe more deeply thus taking more oxygen into your body which also increases your heart rate at the same time. This increased heart rate gives you an instant natural dose of energy while the increased oxygen ensures all parts of the body are getting sufficient oxygen to perform more efficiently. This will help you to start the day in a more positive energetic mood.
Help Treat Depression
Research has found a cooler shower can actually help to treat depression. The cold water stimulates noradrenalin in the brain which can help to combat the symptoms of depression. Short cold showers can instantly relieve any mental fatigue to help you feel more alert.
As you can see taking the time for a morning shower has significant benefits whether you opt for a hot or cold shower. If you can’t face the prospect of a cold shower then try introducing a little cold to your showering routine for short spurts. Check out our fantastic range of showers to help you create the perfect showering experience for you so you start every day feeling as good as possible!