A “Scottish shower” is another way to put weight gain on ice.
suggests that making a conscious effort to drink half a litre of water after running for half an hour increases your production of growth hormone by 48 percent (compared with a dry run). Growth hormone is, of course, a key factor in building muscle, but it’s also a potent fat burner – meaning, a leisurely albeit well-lubricated stint on the treadmill is a useful weapon in your battle against the bulge.
“Always finish with a blast of cold water for as long as you can handle,” he advises. “It triggers a process called hormesis – a biological phenomenon that gives you physical benefits from a low dose of something that could otherwise be dangerous.” In this case, a direct, positive influence on fat burning. The fact that cold water has been shown to improve immunity, circulation, skin, hair, anxiety and depression are cool extras. It might even wake you up.