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Hot Shower

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Description

A hot shower is exactly what it is - showering using hot water. 

We all know that sometimes there is just nothing like a nice hot shower to wash away the day or to prepare us for the day ahead. So hop into a shower with a temperature of your choosing and reap the health benefits.

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Possible Benefits

  • May lower blood sugar
  • May relieve respiratory symptoms
  • May be good for your skin's overall health
  • May improve sleep quality
  • May reduce muscle fatigue and soreness
  • May relieve stress
  • May improve cardiovascular health
  • May improve brain health
  • May improve blood flow
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Required Equipment

A shower and hot water.

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How to Do It

  1. Take off your clothes and get in the shower.
  2. Choose a temperature that works for you - some people prefer hotter showers than others.
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Why it works

Hot showers have been proven to have many positive effects on the human body, including helping with respiratory symptoms as the heat clears your nasal passages and opens up your airways. Additionally, hot showers relaxes your muscles, clears your skin, and de-stresses your mind.

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Time Commitment

5 - 10 minutes depending on your shower routine.

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Suggested Frequency

3 - 7 days per week.  

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Time of Day

Evening is best, though anytime is fine.

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Possible Side Effects

May dry or irritate your skin

May worsen conditions like eczema

May cause itchiness

May increase your blood pressure if the temperature is too hot.

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Tips

  • Women generally take warmer showers than men.
  • The average shower temperature in the U.S. is 104°F (40°C), though some people use warmer water.
  • Hot showers are great, but also be sure to add cold showers to your daily routine!
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 Mood  Stress  Health  AntiAging  Sleep  Immunity  Fitness
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