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Contrast Hydrotherapy -- a stimulating change to how you end your shower

Have you ever taken a nice hot shower only to get out of the shower and get cold?  

A great way to keep all that heat in from your shower is to end your shower with cold water!

Sound crazy?  Well if you think about it, when you are in the shower your blood vessels are all dilated on the surface of your skin.  If you turn off the shower right then all those dilated blood vessels will lose a lot of heat.  If you blast off with cold water right before you get out those blood vessels close down on the surface of your skin and the heat stays in your body.

The other thing that rinsing off with cold water does is stimulate your lungs to breathe deeper, stimulate your immune system so you get sick less, and wake you up!

Give it a try and you will be much warmer when you get out of the shower in the morning.


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