I subscribe to Simpleology. When they suggested cold showers in the morning, with the possibility that it would make me less sensitive to cold weather, I decided to try it.

For the first 3 months, I hated my morning cold showers, but winter was coming and I thought a few minutes in the morning would be a minor trade-off for avoiding winter misery. I did breath-of-fire in the shower. I became a master of the quick shower, except when I wash my hair. I even discovered that my scalp doesn’t mind cold water as much as my tummy and back do.

Then the test came. Cold weather, snow, ice. It wasn’t so bad. I found myself making excuses – this winter isn’t as cold as last winter. I’m dressed for the weather.

But somewhere around the 3 month mark, I started thinking of cold showers as normal. I no longer did breath-of-fire in order to endure them.

And a few days ago I was out biking when the temperature dropped. I wasn’t dressed for it. Wind whipped up. A cold rain (in the 30's) fell. And my first thought was: I took a colder shower than this when I got up this morning.

My one-person data point: Yes, cold showers help make cold weather more tolerable.

And it turns out there are other benefits: Improves alertness, circulation, immunity, and other good health features.

http://www.medicaldaily.com/benefits-cold-showers-7-reasons-why-tak...

The main thing is that I enjoyed feeling stronger than an unexpected cold windy shower.

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Comment by Zanelle on February 29, 2016 at 3:10pm

Yikes,,,you are brave and I can relate but not to cold cold cold....polar bears.   I like a cool shower here in the tropics.

Comment by Lois Wickstrom on February 29, 2016 at 3:12pm

Not polar bears.  Mostly cold showers are in the 40's or even 50's in warm weather, not low 30's like jumping into an ice-covered lake.

Comment by JMac1949 Today on February 29, 2016 at 3:17pm

Conditioning and mediation - Shinto purification:

Comment by Lois Wickstrom on February 29, 2016 at 3:21pm

Looks lovely! Thanks JMac. I'd do that any time.

Comment by Arthur James on February 29, 2016 at 3:24pm

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It's less Pain.

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persist

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no unnecessary

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 29, 2016 at 3:26pm

:)

Comment by Lois Wickstrom on February 29, 2016 at 3:35pm

Arthur -- cold showers were never painful. And, as I said, now they feel normal.

Comment by Arthur James on February 29, 2016 at 3:45pm

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IT OKAY TO NOT AGREE?

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Comment by koshersalaami on February 29, 2016 at 4:25pm
I find getting warm to begin with makes me more impervious to cold
Comment by Myriad on February 29, 2016 at 4:50pm

Good on you, Lois.  But I'll pass, thank you.  My solution was to move the eff away from the cold weather.  (My late husband always finished his shower with cold - I forget the rationale.)

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