I believe everyone is no stranger to bathing, but although many people bathe every day, they do not know that bathing with different water temperatures has different health effects. The following describes the health benefits of three daily water temperature baths. You can choose the right water temperature according to your own physical condition, take a comfortable bath, and protect your healthy body.
Hot Water Bath
The water temperature of the hot bath is between 38 and 40 ℃, which can cause vasodilation, promote blood circulation, alleviate muscle spasm, and have a sedative effect. Sleepless people take a hot bath before going to bed, which is helpful to sleep and can also reduce the itchiness of the skin. Hot water bath can remove dirt on skin, make pores and sweat glands unobstructed, and improve skin metabolism and disease resistance.
The experiment showed that typhoid bacillus was planted on clean skin and dirty skin respectively. After 10 minutes of sampling and analysis, the bacteria on clean skin had died, but the bacteria on dirty skin still existed. In medical treatment, hot water bath can be used to treat chronic arthritis, fracture healing and other chronic diseases.
warm water bath
Warm water bath refers to a bath with a water temperature of about 34 ℃ between cold water bath and hot water bath. The body temperature of normal people is between 36.5 ℃ and 37 ℃, and the skin temperature is between 32 ℃ and 33 ℃. The warm water at 34 ℃ is slightly higher than the skin temperature, but lower than the body temperature. It is slightly warm when touched by hand. After soaking in it, the body temperature will not change, nor will it feel cold or hot.
If you want to have the effect of spa, but do not want to be as stimulating as cold water bath and hot water bath, you can choose warm water therapy. For example, patients with poor cardiopulmonary function and scalded patients should choose warm water bath.
cold water bath
Cold water bath refers to bathing with cold water between 10 and 20 ℃, which can promote skin metabolism and enhance skin nutrition. For those who have been taking cold water bath for a long time, their skin is tender, rosy and elastic, showing the beauty of health.
When taking a cold bath, the blood vessels will push a large amount of blood into the visceral blood vessels. After a short pause, the skin blood vessels will expand again, and a large amount of blood will flow from the visceral blood vessels to the body surface. Such a contraction will improve the bearing capacity of the blood vessels, enhance the elasticity of the blood vessels, and help prevent vascular sclerosis.
In addition, cold water bath can also enhance the functions of respiratory organs and digestive organs, and play a positive role in preventing upper respiratory tract infection, rheumatism, arthritis and other diseases.
Take a step-by-step approach to cold water bath. Don’t use very cold water all at once. The water temperature can gradually drop to no less than 10 ℃, so that the body has a process of adaptation; We can start in summer and continue to do so all the year round. The best choice is in the morning, which helps to eliminate the inhibition after sleep and makes people refreshed. You can also choose at noon, but it is generally not suitable at night. The washing time should not be too long, the shortest is tens of seconds, and the longest is several minutes. It can be taken from part to whole body, that is, first take a head bath and a foot bath, and then take a full body bath and shower. Those with good physique can also take winter swimming.
A cold bath is not for everyone. Some people’s skin is sensitive to cold water, and when they encounter cold water, they will have urticaria, heme urine and purple spots; Patients with severe hypertension, coronary heart disease, acute hepatitis, cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis, active rheumatism, sciatica, joint pain and high fever are not suitable for cold bath.