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A 44-year-old female asked:

Should i take a shower in cold water after i work out and exercise vigorously? i heard that it could help my performance and strength.

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Studies Show....: Studies show that there are some beneficial therapeutic effects of taking a cold shower after exercising. Even better, is to alternate between cold water and warm water while showering. It seems that there is a faster reduction of metabolic waste products as well as accelerated decrease in the muscle inflammation caused by exercise.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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