Start the day fresh and refreshed? Here is the solution!

Having trouble getting out of bed in the morning? A cold shower will give you more energy than several cups of coffee put together!

Being more productive and more energetic is ultimately what we all want. We are bombarded from all sides with advice and tips. To find out what actually works, the Dutch author Mirjam Wiersma spent a year experimenting with tips from different bestsellers and other studies. She also tested the ‘Cool Challenge’.

It comes from this survey carried out in the Netherlands in 2016 that a cold shower at the start of the day is best energy supplier. It will give you a feeling of well being (pleasant for you as well as for your environment) and it is also good for your blood vessels and your skin. So there is little reason to skip this cold shower! Even if people with heart conditions and the elderly should be careful because this ‘energy boost’ may be too much for them.


1. Take a shower early in the morning after waking up. Don’t think about it, just do it!

2. At the end of your shower, turn the tap at once on the cold (about 20 degrees) …

3. Continue this for 2-3 minutes. It’s not always obvious but it’s worth it and it will be over before you even know it! No pain, no gain! πŸ™‚

Result: an indescribable feeling! You feel refreshed and refreshed and you are ready to have a productive and active day!

Those who want to go for a run in the morning but can’t get out of bed should try this cold shower. It may also boost your performance!


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