Firstly, I admit full guilt. You might have noticed I didn’t post any results for this experiment yesterday.
Speaking honestly, there hasn’t exactly been a whole lot to say.
When I started this experiment on the benefits of a cold shower, I was looking for both mental and physical benefits.
Conclusions on the Benefits of a Cold Shower
This experiment was both profound and a bit unsatisfying all at the same time.
The mental benefits of this experiment were immediate and profound. I found a number of resources that talked about using cold showers to build mental toughness.
The physical effects really didn’t manifest in the time frame of this experiment. That’s not to say that they wouldn’t occur – obviously a cold shower does get the blood flow pumping and wake me up, but for a serious contribution to weight loss, I would need to take LONG cold showers, or take more of them.
So, cold showers are great to build mental toughness, and they sure to wake you up. I’ll definitely be taking them occasionally going forward, as I find challenging myself to always be a good decision.