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Title: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: nudephil on 09/11/2020 16:09:21
Alexander sent in this question:

Cold baths have been a hot topic in recent years; are they really good for health? What are the advantages and risks?
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: Xeon on 09/11/2020 18:43:45
Alexander sent in this question:

Cold baths have been a hot topic in recent years; are they really good for health? What are the advantages and risks?
Shock can occur from a cold bath in some circumstances . A hot bath can cause rapid dehydration .
An interesting topic and we could explain baths in many ways . On a good note hot baths clears grease and unblocks your paws . Sorry I can't be bothered to explain further more right now  just because .
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: strongernow on 10/11/2020 17:08:55
I would suggest that the mixture of both is helping the immunsystem. Like you do when you at first go into the very hot sauna and afterwards shower very very cold, dive in a icebucket or lay down in snow. It gets your cardiovasucalr system acitvated.

Does anyone know why getting your heart system activated is helathy?
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: syhprum on 14/11/2020 19:15:39
From Sir Robert Baden-Powels excellent work "Scouting for Boys " I understand that cold baths are an excellent preventative of self abuse.
When the effects of the Testosterone antagonist wear off I intend to do some research

Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: Scientist30 on 15/11/2020 12:02:47
I´ve heard that cold water activates the sympathetic nervous system. So cold baths therefore have a positive effect on your mood.
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: syhprum on 16/11/2020 13:33:32
If I ever fall into the hands of the interrogators they will not need racks or bone crushing machines threats of cold baths will be sufficient to make me betray my co-conspirators
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: Colin2B on 16/11/2020 14:38:30
If I ever fall into the hands of the interrogators they will not need racks or bone crushing machines threats of cold baths will be sufficient to make me betray my conspirators
Doesn’t even need a threat! You’ve just admitted to being a conspirator  ;)
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: Bored chemist on 16/11/2020 15:18:44

I´ve heard that cold water activates the sympathetic nervous system. So cold baths therefore have a positive effect on your mood.
Being shot in the leg will activate the sympathetic nervous system...
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: DrJekyllMrHyde48 on 03/03/2021 15:03:06
There are positive and negative effects of course!

Positive:
It reduces your stress levels but only for a small amount. The cold temperature leads to a process called hardening. Your nervous system gets used to handling moderate levels of stress. Therefore, you are better in keeping a cool head in stressful situations. Also, you boost your immune system. That is because cold showers or baths increase the amount of white blood cells which are known to protect your body against diseases and other foreign bodies.

Negative:
Cold water when taking a bath could make your muscles tight or more stiff if they are already tensed. It causes the muscles to contract, which might make your pain worse, especially in the lower back or around the neck. Instead, you should take a warm bath in order to relax the tension. 
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: set fair on 10/03/2021 20:01:06
I would suggest that the mixture of both is helping the immunsystem. Like you do when you at first go into the very hot sauna and afterwards shower very very cold, dive in a icebucket or lay down in snow. I

There is evidence that this does increase the production of antibodies.
Title: Re: Are cold baths good for your health?
Post by: maria123 on 20/04/2021 12:23:30
Hey everybody,

I just saw your posts about cold baths. I am sure that cold baths are good for your health if you just not do that all the time. I think it is like everything you should not do to much.... The cold baths will activate your whole body and is good for muscles and bones. Also magnesium can be a good for your body. Maybe in combination with cold baths to boost your whole body in all ways.