4 Surprising Ways Showers Help You Relax
Showers are a great way to relax and recharge your energy. Not only do they help you feel relaxed, but they also help you feel better about yourself. It’s healthy, it makes us feel clean and refreshed, and most importantly it helps us relax and boost our mood. But why does that happen?
There are two key reasons why showers help you to relax: biological and psychological. Your body is about 60% water, so when you’ve properly hydrated, your organs function optimally, your skin glows and some people even report more energy! Because our bodies are not used to being in a confined space for long periods; when we shower we remove ourselves from the outside world for a few minutes and allow ourselves to forget about everything else going on around us!
When you take a warm shower the heat from your body can stimulate the brain’s release of a hormone called oxytocin, which is known to be correlated to anti-stress effects. And Voila, you relax!
This is a great way to end an especially stressful day by relaxing in the comfort of your own home!
Showering is great for our moods because it involves motion and water—both of which have been shown to improve our moods! When you feel like your life’s stressful, showering can help with that stress and anxiety. It also helps with depression and insomnia, which are symptoms of mental fatigue.
The warm water releases endorphins in your blood which make you feel good. That is why people who take hot baths tend to relax more than those who don’t (it’s not just an old wives tale). Soaking in hot water for 10 minutes can have this effect on you!
However, cold showers (or ice baths!) are becoming more popular today as more and more people integrate them into their fitness or “self-care” routines. In a controlled environment (like a bathtub filled with cold water + ice cubs), cold water releases natural endorphins into your bloodstream quickly, which can elevate your mood, improve blood circulation, and increase alertness.
A hot shower or bath can help you relax, fall asleep quicker, and wake up feeling refreshed. A hot shower or bath is a kind of meditation, lots of people use these to unwind after a stressful day, or a long workout routine. When you are in the shower, your core body temperature drops. Your muscles relax, tension leaves your body, and thus, you are able to relax more – especially before bedtime! If improving your sleep is at the top of your self-care list, consider taking a hot shower or bath to unwind and start your nightly routine.
TIP: If you have trouble sleeping, suffering from allergies, or waking up feeling groggy after a night of poor sleep, then taking a warm shower before bed might help! Want to be a little “extra”? Hang a eucalyptus plant or branch in your shower to enhance the benefits of a nice warm shower, clearing nasal and sinus congestion.
Showering gives us a chance to take a real break from a hard day and provides much-needed quiet and comfort. So, create your personal bathroom space for singing in the shower, daydreaming, or planning your next move. It’s up to you! Whether you have a standalone luxury bathtub or a walk-in shower, your bathroom should be a sanctuary where you can escape the world for some extra peace of mind. Take a little extra time for yourself! 😁
Don’t feel like your current bathroom is a sanctuary? NEWPRO can help! You can completely customize your space by choosing your favorite wall patterns that include tile or granite-styles patterns and create the soothing bathing space you dream of.
Hmmm… maybe it’s time to consider a bathroom remodel? Relax! With the right contractor NEWPRO, it can be done in one day.
One of the best ways to enjoy your shower is to transform an average bath or shower into something that feels more special and luxurious. Maybe, add some details such as candles, plants, or decor elements or grow bigger – remodel the bathroom.
Remember about safety and think about a low-threshold entry that minimizes the risk of slips and falls!
NEWPRO family hopes you’ve enjoyed learning about the benefits of showers and that it has inspired you to upgrade and remodel your shower. If nothing else, we hope this post has taught you why having a comfortable and safe shower is pivotal for our life and mental health.
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