What Happens after 14 Days of Cold Showers (Part 1)
Cold showers can have some incredible health benefits—find out why you should be taking cold showers daily.
0:00 Introduction: What happens after 14 days of cold showers
0:50 The ten benefits of taking cold showers
8:05 How to ease into cold showers
9:00 Key takeaways
10:22 Thanks for watching
In this video, we’re going to talk about cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy—and what happens to you after 14 days of taking cold showers.
Take a look at these ten incredible benefits of taking cold showers.
1. Enhances immune system function
• Increases monocytes
• Increases Lymphocytes
• Increases T-helper cells
• Increases T-suppressor cells
2. Promotes noradrenaline
• Increases mood
• Supports alertness
• Helps reduce the risk of depression
• Improves focus
3. Supports weight loss by triggering brown fat
• Increases metabolism
• Increases Energy
• Decreases weight
• 100g of brown fat can burn 3400 calories per day
4. Increases insulin sensitivity
5. Reduces inflammation
6. Boosts antioxidants
7. Has neuroprotective effects
8. Improves longevity and promotes autophagy
9. Lowers cortisol
10. Supports fast recovery
How to ease yourself into taking cold showers:
1. Start with your normal hot shower
2. Turn it to cold for 30 seconds
3. Turn it back to hot
4. Gradually increase the time you set it to cold until you can reach 5-10 minutes
Interestingly, cold temperatures can warm up your core temperatures, while hot temperatures can cool down your core temperature.
Try taking cold showers for 14 days and see if you experience some of these amazing health benefits.
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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain the benefits of cold showers and cryotherapy. I’ll see you in the next video.
It’s been a year now since we’ve been doing cold water immersion. One of the benefits that doesn’t get talked about a lot, but we were discussing the other day, is the mental benefit of making yourself do something that you really don’t want to do. I think there is great carry over to living life in getting better at doing uncomfortable things.
Another silly bullsht claim. THis is how enviroo worshippers pretend to get you to do.
My anxiety went because of it. And maybe my shyness
Embrace the suck
I love that, youre so right!!!
I’ve got a better idea, why not live naked in Antarctica, it’s cheaper on your pocket than cold showers (you won’t need pockets again anyway) , it’s better for the environment and if you really want to challenge yourself further then you can go seal hunting with a Polar Bear 👍🏾
I took a cold shower once and it does help your memory. It was years ago and I can still remember how cold it was. 😂
Watched one of these videos, took cold shower, got high fever cold cough.
@Merfi Bee q
Take a super hot shower. I promise it will be noticeable for life…
I have been doing cold showers everyday (straight under the cold water) everyday this year (2022). The first 30 seconds can be tricky but after that your body gradually gets used to it. I’m finding now that after 5 mins it just feels like warm water:)
I crave it and feel great after the shower.
I can only do it for 15 sec
@Harmz Conscious If you also have a hot shower to clean yourself etc would you do this before the cold shower or at the end. If at the end would this reverse the good of having the cold shower?
@mrdannydrink hot shower first
@laestrella Yeah nah – Everyday.
@Adam Mok It’s ‘every day’ (each day). You’re thinking of the adjective ‘everyday’.
I started doing cold showers a week ago. Only a few days in and I can easily shower under the coldest setting. Great stuff!
setting? did you also reboot your shower head?
I’ve only taken cold showers after a hard workout. But yesterday I tried a wake up shower because I had no option since our boiler is out. And it woke me up more than any amount of coffee ever could. For the past month or so, we’ve been boiling water on the stove and showering the way my parents used to in Mexico when they were kids. But that cold shower just hit different and even when we do have hot water again, unless I absolutely need to, I personally don’t think I’ll be going back to hot showers. Now I understand why people in other countries are just so alert, and healthy overall.
As a kid visiting greece i saw everyone had stainless bright polished water tanks. They said that is all they use for warm water. I said what if it’s cold out. They said too bad. They enjoyed it a bet. We’ve been missing out. I did one last night and it took a bit to get used to. Pretty good in the end.
I started taking cold showers during our heatwave and noticed a change in the softness of my skin, my hair is softer and I have more energy, I can now take only cold shower without any warm water for 10 minutes. I love it! 🙂
I take twice a day in this heatwave ,and true my skin better and anxiety decreased
It definitely makes you hair super soft
@Emi Lune hahaha. ❤
I’ve been doing this the last two days and my body feels great after a workout. I don’t feel as sore. I’m recording my two week challenge and I’ll keep you posted ❤️
Keep us posted!
I can see how that might help your sore muscles, glad it’s working for you!
hi.. may i ask how long do you wait before you take a shower after your workout?
I have been taking cold showers everyday for the past 2 weeks and I can tell you my experiences. The first 10 seconds kinda takes your breath away and then you get really used to it and it feels amazing! It makes your hair smooth and your body smooth and the rest of the day you feel really energetic and wanna do things! I would definitely recommend!!!
@No that’s cool that you can do that🤣
Yes! It stops the natural oils being stripped from your skin. I shower daily but only soap the necessary areas every day – armpits, undercarriage etc. For the rest I only use soap every other day. My skin has never been better.
@Awake Not Woke that’s awesome! Thanks for the extra tips!
I take my showers at night so if i did the cold version, it would probably keep me up
@Delete The Media Yes, most likely it will probably keep you awake way more than a warm shower. I’ve always taken my showers in the morning and it wakes me up so fast
Tried during winter, and can totally recommend, it really makes you appreciate warm showers that much more and adds a further understanding to what pain is.
@Empress🌸PISCES♓️ can you read?
@Big Medallions 😂
I’ve been doing cold showers everyday for over a year now. I’m so used to it now I actually look forward to it. The jolt boosts my mood and energy and my waistline has definitely shrunk. I was very glad to see I still had my washboard abs under the spare tire I had grown since college.
That’s tough over a year you’re an inspiration, way of the warrior, I have a long way to go.
@MIGHTY MONK they say it takes about 2 weeks to form or break a habit before it starts to feel routine. Any perceived difficulty or temptation to quit is just mental and fades away eventually. The water is no less cold but as I said I look forward to it now, because I know how refreshed and alive I will feel afterward. It’s easier than drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, in my opinion.! I do a lot of difficult things for my health, but cold showers isn’t at the top of list.
Does exposing the body to colder temperatures have the same effect as the shower?
I do take cold showers I’m getting the benefits thanks Dr Berg
I live in a very water scarce area. So my showers are 2 mins max. Do you think a cold shower for such a short time will still have benefits?
A study has shown that 11 minutes per week are enough for the positive effects!
A dutch study showed that even 30 sec per shower should be enough. I am showering few minutes with hot water and then the last 30sec cold.
That’s my approach too. Hot first for a few minutes then 1 -2 minutes of the cold. I’m sure it lowers blood pressure too.
I am taking a cold shower every single morning since 2016 when I did the WHM classic online course 💪🏻. Best thing to start a day!
Great. Hope you are seeing the benefits.
I found the cold shower works best when you switch between hot and cold, promotes the best blood circulation, usually when it’s already cold outside
I have been having cold showers for months. A big benefit is that it builds your willpower. It has really helped my motivation.
What time you take a cold shower?..
@VokzZ usually in the morning, but I generally have a coffee first to wake up the system a little bit. I know some people have one first thing in the morning but that’s pretty hard core. On days that I’m going to do exercise I just have one after that. On occasions that i don’t feel up to it I incentivise myself by promising myself a hot shower in the evening as a treat.
I started doing cold showers one month ago. Started at 1 minute, now at 5. I love them! I feel mellow and energized at the same time. One thing not covered is the temperature of the “cold” water. It will differ based on time of year and your location. A cold shower in July in Alabama is a lot different than a cold shower in Minnesota in February. It’s mid December here in New Jersey and the water is getting colder every day. I wonder how the cold water will feel to me when spring and summer arrive…will it be cold enough?
I did this going to the navy many years ago,it works,thanks Doc,SAVE water also guys keep in mind.cheers😊
Last time when I tried cold shower I had so painful muscle spasm in my neck that it lasted for a week
I love the cold showers. Been doin it for a year.