Benefits of a Cold Shower After a Morning Workout
There’s no better feeling than waking up in the morning and getting in a good workout. However, once your workout comes to an end, you’re faced with the rest of your day. And depending on what your schedule looks like, it can be intimidating.
A cold shower after a morning workout can help you prepare for the day ahead. Here’s how:
It calms your itchy skin: A good workout will build up a good sweat. And when that happens, your skin may begin to itch. Use a cold shower to calm your itch so you’re not uncomfortable all day.
It reduces muscle soreness: Even if you workout regularly, you must still take steps to combat muscle soreness. A cold shower immediately following exercise is a great way to do this.
To improve the appearance of your hair and skin: A cold shower — it doesn’t even have to be a long one — will give your hair and skin a healthy glow.
So, if you’re not taking a cold shower after a morning workout, you’re missing out on these benefits (among others). Give it a try tomorrow and see what happens.
Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.