Are cold showers more beneficial than hot showers in terms of muscle recovery ?

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I have recently read a article sharing information about the benefits of cold showers.

Is having cold showers really beneficial, and can it affect health?

I am excercising constantly and the cold water allows muscle recovery much more faster than hot or warm water.

Should I continue to take cold showers or is this overthinking...

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    Wow, I think you must be extremely brave LOL I have no idea if this is a physically good idea but I will go look it up and consider your choices and I will be back
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    OK I have read that after a workout a cold shower could be beneficial, but are you just working out and haven't just had surgery or anything like it.

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    whatever floats your boat...cold shower is more beneficial to hair health and skin health because cold water does not wash away the oils.

    Warm muscles are easier to stretch and exercise....warm up and cool down

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    It could be beneficial or not. It is based on the time of injury.

    At the time of injury, cold shower or ice massage will reduce inflammatory reaction, which help recovery.

    However, after a while, few days after the injury, warm shower or warm massage is more beneficial. Because it help to wash out inflammatory material from the site of injury.

    If you are just having muscle pain from regular exercise, it can be benefical to have a cold shower just after the exercise.

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