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Do we get any health benefit from cold shower? Or anything we should aware before we try? Is better take cold shower at morning or before bed?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Folk practice

Some men enjoy showering / swimming in icy water as a test of toughness / endurance.
The physiologic effects include raising cortisol levels which may make you happy or excited and can suppress your immunity some. In darker times, this was recommended to young men to suppress natural urges. Since most people don't like it, it's only natural that somebody will say "it's good for you." you decide.

In brief: Folk practice

Some men enjoy showering / swimming in icy water as a test of toughness / endurance.
The physiologic effects include raising cortisol levels which may make you happy or excited and can suppress your immunity some. In darker times, this was recommended to young men to suppress natural urges. Since most people don't like it, it's only natural that somebody will say "it's good for you." you decide.
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