Cold shower

Discussion in 'The Coffee House' started by aoeu, Nov 3, 2010.

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  1. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Oh my god. First cold shower of the season. Sort of: for the most part it was a regular temperature shower while I did my washing, but then I turned the hot water off completely and stood in the cold for 10 agonizingly long seconds.

    Why on earth would I subject myself to that? It reduces evaporation following the shower, being good for dry skin, and it helps adjustment to the cold of winter. Next time I'm doing 20 seconds. That'll suck.

    But oh my god it's cold D:
  2. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    errrrrr o_O errrrrr im actually going to try that and see if i can ajust to the cold weather.....
  3. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I saw it recommended by a scientist who's done several stints in antarctica... Alberta's not -that- bad.
  4. ManCG

    ManCG Active Member

    Sounds like it could be beneficial from what you're saying, but holy crap man, I cannot stand cold water! :p
  5. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    Or.. you could just wear a jacket out :D
  6. WildCherry

    WildCherry ADMIN

    Haha! You stole my answer! :p
  7. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Confusticated, Wildcherry, you two ever experience -45*C/-49*F weather before? I walked to school 3.2km/2 miles in that both ways for a week. Then it calmed down to only -30*C/-22*F for the rest of January and February (as it had been in December).
  8. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    Get outta my mind!! :p
  9. MadeOfGlass

    MadeOfGlass Well-Known Member

    :eek:hmy: ZOMG!!! Holy Bejeebus, that's freaking COLD!!!
  10. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    Fine, so wear a small jacket and a big jacket over that, with heated pads under the small jacket, if you want to get technical.
  11. Roots

    Roots Well-Known Member

    Aaaaa, I don't understand how you can stand it. A cold shower is really uncomfortable. I want to feel energized after a shower, so I prefer hot water. But I can see why you're doing it! I'll just have to wear a coat outside, I guess, hehe. :p
  12. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    The chest area isn't so bad. The eyes are the worst, though I could've gotten ski goggles; the thighs second worst because they tend to get pressed up against the exposed front of the pants. I wore gloves sealed to my jacket inside welder's mitts, with a neck warmer, tuque and balaclava on my head.

    Seriously cold. Adaptation is worthwhile.
  13. foreverforgotten

    foreverforgotten Well-Known Member

    Aha I thought this thread was about
    Another use for a cold shower :p
  14. Confusticated

    Confusticated Well-Known Member

    You're not alone! lol.
  15. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    lol yes the key word is adaptation, jackets can only do so much and anything that speeds up the process of getting acclimatized to the cold the weather is good in my books...
  16. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    quote..Aha I thought this thread was about
    Another use for a cold shower :p

    Me too...:)
  17. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    24 seconds. It looks like it takes some work to survive long cold showers.
  18. 1izombie

    1izombie Well-Known Member

    lol holly shit.. i try it and didnt last longer than a few seconds...and i dont plan on doing that again lol good idea in principle but in practice im too much of a :bubble:
  19. Decode

    Decode Well-Known Member

    I had a cold shower when our boiler stopped working, needless to say it was a quick one. Shock to the system.
  20. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    How energizing! Though I've increased the temperature a few degrees after the time it was so cold my boys hurt for hours afterwards -_- They're really quite tolerable now.
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