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“You will start hyperventilating, your heart rate will shoot up and your body will be flooded with adrenaline,” warned Dr Mosely.
As he pointed out, being exposed to lots of stress is not generally a good thing but when introduced gradually, having a cold shower can confer health benefits.
“Gradually, over time, you will adapt and your stress response will fall, becoming more muted,” he explained.
“And, it’s thought, by exposing our bodies to small amounts of stress in a controlled way like this, we get benefits.”