Some people are catching on to this trick of burning what some claim can be an extra 500 calories per day. Start incorporating cold showers for weight loss. Its theoretically very easy, it takes no additional effort except for that fact of standing in a cold shower, which is probably more difficult than going through the actual workout.
However, it has been shown to be very beneficial to not only weight loss, but also body recovery. I’m not sure what the actual number of calories is, but much of that depends on how long you stand there.
Although this sounds completely awful, and it may be for you. Other’s don’t mind it as much. The good news is that you can actually take care of washing and shampooing in warm water. Then it comes to the rough part.
This is the easiest way I think to do it. After you get all done with washing off, you turn down the water half way. Let your body adjust to that temperature for about 30-60 seconds. Then turn it down half way again. And let your body adjust for about the same time frame. And the turn it down all the way and stand there for as long as you can. You wan to be there for atleast 30 seconds, but I would recommend staying in there for a few minutes if you can.
The more you go through this, the more you get used to it. So the first few times might be pretty miserable, but they should get easier. This obviously helps us recover faster, and that means we will be more recovered next time in the gym to work harder.
But also, some of the theory is tied to brown fat, which is used to regulate body temperature as a baby, and we lose this fat as adults. However, the brown we do tend to hold on to tend to be in the neck, shoulders and back. This is why we want the cold water to run over this area to maximize the response we can get.
It takes an amazing amount of energy to heat our body, so this is a way to get that energy going.