Hot or cold showers?

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 237 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 8:44 AM

I've seen plenty of articles over the years of the health benefits of cold showers, and every time I think I'm going to give it a try. After the first attempt I quickly back down and go back to fully hot showers.

Anyone take cold showers? Have you noticed any improvements in health and well being?

https://www.menshealth.com/style/cold-shower-health-benefits

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of-cold-water-for-health-and-vitality/


ernest_t_bass 12th Son of the Lama
26,698 posts 203 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 9:03 AM

Cold showers are for psychotics

Belly35 Elderly Intellectual
10,015 posts 56 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 9:05 AM

Generally its a hot shower in the morning.  On the weekends if I do a lot of hard work i will take a hot shower but end it with cool shower.  In the summer after hard labor working in the yard, spliting wood, gardening in the heat of the day it alway refreshing to take a cool type shower. It seems that I have less muscle soreness. 

Note; When I get Migraines I do the hot and cold shower on the back of my neck and head. "hot/coldimmersion therapy", painful but for me somewhat of a relief 

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 9:52 AM
posted by ernest_t_bass

Cold showers are for psychotics

This reminds me, I need to install that garbage disposal I bought a while back.

cat_lover Senior Member
3,629 posts 44 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 10:23 AM

Warm shower for me. It doesn't have to be hot just not cold.

24,621 posts 244 reps Joined May 2010
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 11:16 AM
posted by justincredible

I've seen plenty of articles over the years of the health benefits of cold showers, and every time I think I'm going to give it a try. After the first attempt I quickly back down and go back to fully hot showers.

Anyone take cold showers? Have you noticed any improvements in health and well being?

https://www.menshealth.com/style/cold-shower-health-benefits

https://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/01/18/the-james-bond-shower-a-shot-of-cold-water-for-health-and-vitality/

The benefits in the mens health article was hardly scientific, and completely ancedotal. "I got my morning back", lol what the fuck is that? You taking 90 min showers dude?

In general, the human body is an amazing machine that is really adaptable. In the summers I generally take cold showers, esp if camping, as it can get hot AF, they're fine but I don't notice any super human abilities afterwards.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 11:22 AM

I don't have to mentally prepare for the day like bad ass Jocko Willink and live in a first world country, so I'll take a warm to hot shower, the last minute or so, I'll cool the water down so I'm not sweating prior to the towel. 

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 42 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 11:28 AM

Hot and......hot.   even when it's 120 plus a warm shower still feels look.  

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 237 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 12:05 PM
posted by Commander of Awesome

The benefits in the mens health article was hardly scientific, and completely ancedotal. "I got my morning back", lol what the fuck is that? You taking 90 min showers dude?

I'd probably gain 5-6 minutes each morning if I cranked the water temp down. Granted, that's a far cry from "getting my morning back" but it would be nice.

Heretic Son of the Sun
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 12:22 PM
posted by Verbal Kint

I don't have to mentally prepare for the day like bad ass Jocko Willink and live in a first world country, so I'll take a warm to hot shower, the last minute or so, I'll cool the water down so I'm not sweating prior to the towel. 

Precisely.

33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 12:41 PM

Why would anyone want to take a cold shower?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 12:42 PM
posted by Laley23

Why would anyone want to take a cold shower?

The biggest draw to me right now is how dry my skin gets in the winter. Cold showers are supposed to help that.

33,369 posts 127 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 12:47 PM
posted by justincredible

The biggest draw to me right now is how dry my skin gets in the winter. Cold showers are supposed to help that.

That makes sense, but I just have my wife put lotion on my back. That’s really the only thing that dries out.

Fab4Runner Tits McGee
6,997 posts 64 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 1:55 PM

Hottest showers possible for me. I look like a lobster afterward, but I don't care. I get dry skin in the winter, but I use good body lotion/cream/butter and am good to go. 

If I spend a bunch of money on pink or purple hair, I'll wash and rinse in cool water, but the rest of my shower is still hot. 

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 42 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 3:48 PM
posted by Laley23

That makes sense, but I just have my wife put lotion on my back. That’s really the only thing that dries out.

Is that before or after your mud mask?

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 7:23 PM
posted by thavoice

Is that before or after your mud mask?

And boom goes the dynamite 

salto Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 7:45 PM
posted by justincredible

The biggest draw to me right now is how dry my skin gets in the winter. Cold showers are supposed to help that.

like_that 1st Team All-PWN
29,228 posts 320 reps Joined Apr 2010
Tue, Jan 9, 2018 8:08 PM

I rememeber Azu used to post about the benefits of cold showers.  I tried, and decided naw. 

Zunardo Senior Member
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Tue, Jan 9, 2018 8:21 PM

The trendy folks touting cold showers in the winter must be the same ones who advise hot showers in the summer to "cool you off".   I've had friends who swear it's true.  Yeah, right.  I did it once one summer morning before work, and I was still sweating 2 hours after I got to my office.  Miserable.  Never again.

Warm shower in the winter (with a minute or two of hot at the end), and cool-to-cold showers in the summer.  The logical way.  The right way.

gut Senior Member
18,369 posts 110 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Jan 10, 2018 12:37 PM

cold showers are for poor people

thavoice Senior Member
15,437 posts 42 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Jan 11, 2018 11:21 AM
posted by Zunardo

The trendy folks touting cold showers in the winter must be the same ones who advise hot showers in the summer to "cool you off".   I've had friends who swear it's true.  Yeah, right.  I did it once one summer morning before work, and I was still sweating 2 hours after I got to my office.  Miserable.  Never again.

Warm shower in the winter (with a minute or two of hot at the end), and cool-to-cold showers in the summer.  The logical way.  The right way.

I took many a warm shower after 110 to 125 degrèe days and they do cool ya off.

 

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