Is a cold water shower bad for the bones?

@wydtron (302)
Portugal
November 28, 2011 4:09pm CST
In the summer the cold water in the shower here is pretty good it doesn't even feel cold but my mother keeps saying you shouldn't take shower with cold water because it's bad for the bones but I don't get why. I think she is wrong, i think it's actually better for my whole body because it starts making his own heat instead of being warm all the time by doing nothing but anyway I don't know so if someone could answer me thanks. Sorry for my bad english in some sentences.
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@besweet (7230)
• Greece
28 Nov 11
I think that it is good for the skin, to keep it tight and young. I have never heard that it is bad for the bones, the first thing that came in my mind when I read your post is the winter swimmers. It is said that winter swimmers stay healthy for longer, they don't get sich easily, don't feel the cold that much and they look younger. So I have cold water as a positive thing in my mind, I can't see why showering with cold water could cause problems. I can't have a clod shower during winter, I feel so cold!
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• Philippines
29 Nov 11
hi besweet! I agree with you. it's actually good for our lungs. it makes us strong and good for the skin too.:) I think if we will use an ice cold water, then that i think is bad. just kidding! love, charly
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
28 Nov 11
Oh no I couldn't handle a cold shower, too much of a shock to the system I think, I have heard it is good but I think if it doesn't feel good then it isn't good, just my opinion.
@wydtron (302)
• Portugal
28 Nov 11
Doing one hundred push ups doesn't feel good either ^^ but it's awesome to the body and specially to the arms. So don't compare it xP
@wulania (1528)
• Indonesia
27 Dec 11
i thought so, but my friend, he is a nurse, said that is wrong. many people have got wrong perception about cold water. they think it may cause influenza and bad for bone, but that is not right. the rigth cause is less calcium and fosfor in our bone. that si very dangerous for our bone
@indi15 (883)
• India
23 Dec 11
Do not know about the bones but yes it is very refreshing. It depends from person to person and of course the weather in your place.
@Gram13000 (443)
• United States
29 Nov 11
Thats strange my mom told me that a cold shower is good for you. Even though I dont like to take cold showers I will take a hot shower in the middle of the summer I find it very relaxing. Even though I heard that hot showers actually make you age faster and cold showers are good for your body. But I only take cold showers if the boilers messed up and there is no hot water running.
@ardoy0731 (6865)
• Philippines
29 Nov 11
I love having shower with cold water especially when it is so hot.Some oldies says that it is bad but I don't think so.I still like to take a bath with cold water.I guess we should consult an expert about this.
@curmont (343)
• United States
28 Nov 11
I don't know about it being bad for your bones I never heard that before but I take a cold shower at least once a day during the summer months. When it is over a hundred degrees outside sometimes a cold shower can be your best friend. What I do know is that the cold water is actually really good for your pores. If you start out by taking a warm shower to open you pores and wash then rinse yourself with cold water the cold water closes your pores up making them less noticeable and making you less prone to ingrown hairs and pimples.