My competitive nature couldn’t resist. I’ve pondered taking cold showers in the past. I’m familiar with traditions in Sweden and Finland where people will move from a sauna to an ice bath. I’ve never really taken the time to find out why this would be beneficial or if it actual is, but have always found it intriguing. My boyfriend takes a cold shower. He swears by it. And recently my PCP recommended it to help give my potentially underactive thyroid a kick-start. Still, when push comes to shove, I only ever really considered it for a second and then determined that I love my warm showers. I look forward to them and there is no reason to torture myself with a cold shower.