The Ultimate Question We’ve All Asked Ourselves: Is a Hot or Cold Shower Better?
Oh, the great shower debate. Some of you prefer a hot and steamy shower while others like it nice and cold. Is there any better feeling than taking a warm shower after a chilly winter day? Or taking an ice-cold shower after an extensive day in the blazing and blistering sun at the beach? Well, whichever you favor, each one has health benefits. Let’s discuss!
Benefits of Hot Showers
Hot showers can help relieve muscle soreness, tension, and stiffness. The hot water can help relax tight muscles, which can ease any pain or discomfort you are feeling.
If you ever have a cold or a sinus infection the steam from a hot shower can help the pain, unblock sinuses, and moisturize and open nasal passageways.
If you ever feel stressed or anxious a hot shower can be beneficial as well. Several studies have shown that warm water can help lower your stress level and cause you to feel more relaxed.
Benefits of Cold Showers
Cold showers can act as an ice bath, delaying muscle soreness and speeding up muscle recovery, especially after a workout. Cool water can also improve circulation. The cold makes blood rush to organs, which also helps pump and stimulate blood more proficiently.
Can’t sleep? A cold shower can help with that. Lowering your body temperature before bed can help you doze off quicker.
Cold showers are also better for dry skin. It acts as a natural moisturizer and can hydrate your hair and body.
Whether you like it hot or cold, now you know how your showering routine can affect your health!
The Final Verdict
Ultimately, soft water is the best when it comes to showering. Hard water contains minerals and calcium which can leave residue on your body, causing you to use more soap, shampoo, conditioner, and in the long-run, more money. It’s easier to keep your tub and shower clean when you use soft water and with soft water, you won’t have to worry about calcium and mineral residue or these deposits blocking up your showerheads and bathtub faucets.
Not sure if your home has hard or soft water? No problem, Mast Water Technology has you covered! Call today to request a water test!