Water and Hygiene – How to look and feel your best
Being clean and tidy is great in itself; surely there is no better feeling than stepping out of a nice hot shower, letting out a sigh, and being ready for the day ahead, right?
Well, it turns out there are some real reasons why a hot bath or shower can boost our health, and we’re here to walk you through some of those today!
Tidy Equals Confident
Following on from our little intro, let’s keep on track with the looking and feeling good topic.
When you feel clean and ready for the day, your body can end up doing some pretty useful stuff; this mainly includes the release of ‘norepinephrine’ and ‘serotonin’. These handy hormones can grant you a happier outlook on life for the day.
Taking a self-care approach with your body can lead to a confidence boost, especially with the help of those hormones, and can lead to bigger and better things, including boosting your productivity!
Results show that showering in the morning and maintaining a cleanliness/self-care routine can give you a sense of accomplishment before you even walk out of the door.
From here, you can expect to experience some increases in your motivation and concentration levels, leading to being more productive in your work for the day.
Wash Your Worries Away
So, we’ve seen how showers can affect the inner workings of our physical body, but what about our mental health? Arguably, mental health has become one of the most important aspects of modern living, so we should always be checking in with ourselves. Well, a shower can be just the friend you need!
Bathing in hot water is one of the ways our muscles can relax and ease pain, but it can also help one of our most vital organs relax too…our brain!
Placing a shower in your daily routine, whether it be in the morning or at night, can give you those minutes that you may desperately need to relax. It can afford you some real alone time, washing away any troubles or stresses before or after the day you’ve just had.
Combining your bathing routine along with quality skincare treats and relaxing music can help your mind, body, and soul feel rewarded for a long day’s toil.
The Fountain Of Youth
Whilst we would argue that the two points above are what really helps with feeling great, there is a myriad of other benefits that we can list off for you!
Bathing in hot water can also help open up your veins, dramatically increasing your blood flow. Improved blood circulation alone can help with many things, including Improved oxygen levels, improved organ efficiency, and improved capability for fighting disease and sickness.
On top of this nifty trick, hot water can also help to reduce any swelling that has popped up around your body, and if you haven’t already guessed, all of our points combined can greatly reduce any fatigue you might experience.
So the moral of the story? Don’t neglect your body’s needs! Hop in that shower, and take the me-time you deserve!