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After Exercise, Take a Cold Shower or Warm Water?

Taking a shower after exercising is the right choice because the body becomes sweaty and uncomfortable. Which is more appropriate, taking a shower using cold or warm water?

Dr. Kristin Maynes, a physical therapy specialist in California, said there was no problem taking a shower using cold or hot water.
We all have to remember that everyone's body is different and can react to certain therapies differently.

Take a cold shower or warm water after exercising is not a problem, because both have their respective benefits. Here are the benefits of a cold shower and warm water quoted from various sources.

1. Coldwater
Taking a cold shower after exercise can help reduce muscle and joint inflammation. In addition, taking a cold shower can increase blood flow, strengthen muscles and joints so that it can reduce pain such as injuries.

A 2015 study, quoted from Puregym, found that bathing in cold water was more effective than warm water in relieving DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) or muscle soreness and boosting immunity.

2. Warm water
Taking a warm bath after exercise can provide the benefit of increased hormone production and relaxing muscles and joints, thereby reducing stress.

Will improve muscle and joint recovery to remove all buildup of inflammatory cells (inflammation), dead cells, the buildup of scar tissue, and to improve bone health.

Deciding to take a cold shower and warm water to be your choice, because they do not have harmful effects on health. Try to clean the body from head to toe to remove bacteria in the body after exercise.