How to beat cold feet or water retention with alternating hot and cold showers
In this winter season, the number of people who suffer with cold feet and water retention in the legs increases.
I’d like to introduce you to 3 easy steps of beating these conditions at home. The first method is alternating hot and cold showers.
The easiest way of warming your body, improving poor circulation and soothing tired muscles is by bathing your whole body at a comfortable temperature (37-39℃) for 15-20 minutes. However, alternating hot and cold showers only for the lower legs is also a great way to help those suffering with cold feet or water retention, but who don’t like bathing.
“Hot water” means a temperature of 42-43 degrees, which is about as hot as your body will accept! You can shower onto your lower legs for a couple of minutes until they feel warm enough, then have a cold shower straight after that, to cool down this area as well as warming it up. After doing this 2-3 times, please finish off with warm water.
This method helps to improve the blood circulation with the hot water, and also removes lactic acid and revives the sluggish lymphatic system with cold water. As a result, you feel warm not only in the legs but through your whole body.
Please give it a try in this cold season!