For the last six days, I’ve been taking cold showers only. Yes, at first it was difficult, but now my shower doesn’t get cold enough. It improves my mood, gives me an energy boost (forces the body into a thermogenic state, i.e. adrenal and thyroid activation), improves circulation, and it’s a lot cheaper too (not that I’m worried about the money). You can find numerous links extolling the health benefits of cold showers on the internet.
Anyone with the “balls” to eschew the luxury of a hot, steamy shower everyday, give it a try! And report back!