wellness wednesday: the hot-cold shower

Happy Wellness Wednesday! I have a quick tip today that will help increase blood circulation, ease muscle pain, improve the quality of your hair and skin, and just make you feel really clean and energized. It sounds like a miracle, no? It's one of my favorite things---the hot-cold shower. 

You take your shower like normal, but then at the end spend 2-4 minutes going through this process. Make the water as hot as you can take (without it being painful) for 30 seconds, then as cold as you can take for 30 seconds. Repeat this as many times as you'd like, making sure to always end on cold. 

My biggest tip is that when you're in the cold cycle, you should ensure that the cold water is hitting all of the major pulse points so that your body is cooling down fast. This means under your arms, neck, wrists, and inner thighs.

Let me know if you try this one out! I swear, this makes me feel so awake and clean and truly does help when I have muscle tension the day after a workout. Not to mention, cold water is so good for your skin and hair.