If you want to be healthy — harden up, but not in the summer under a cold showerBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/if-you-want-to-be-healthy-harden-up-but-not-in-the-summer-under-a-cold-shower
Summer is the traditional time of vacations and ... planned hot water outages. Someone treats this calmly, as an inevitable evil, someone does not worry, because he has already managed to install a water heater, and there are also those who decide to take advantage of the opportunity and start hardening under a cold shower.
Since Soviet times, we have been taught that a cold shower is an excellent way of hardening the body, strengthening the immune system and having a beneficial effect on all body systems. But now doctors have found out that there is not only little benefit in such a recovery, but, on the contrary, there is a threat. What troubles can summer bathing under cold shower jets bring?
First of all, bathing in cold water in hot weather can easily lead to colds, and with special bad luck, even to pneumonia. But this is not all that fans of water procedures should be afraid of. Dermatologists also talk about the harm of such an impact on the body.
So the dermatologist Ekaterina Mokina warns against bathing in cold water. In addition, the doctor reminded that taking a cold bath or shower is a serious stress for the cardiovascular system. For an unprepared person, and especially those who have problems with the heart or blood vessels, such hardening can be dangerous.
Ekaterina Mokina reminds that hardening is a gradual and long-term process, implying a gradual change in the impact on the body, and not artisanal shock therapy. Even a healthy person can get a vascular spasm in cold water, which is life-threatening.
Do not mess with cold water for those who suffer from diseases of the spine and joints. The temperature drop and vascular stress will not have a beneficial effect on the organs affected by the disease. On the contrary, there is a high probability of exacerbation with severe pain and other "charms". Agree, the prospect for the summer is not important.
Therefore, if you have turned off the hot water, find a way to heat it to a comfortable temperature, and leave the experiments to walruses and extreme athletes.