After lathering up in a warm shower, do a 30 second blast of cold water! Once the initial shock wears off, you will feel more invigorated as blood flows away from the surface of your body toward your core to try and conserve heat. One study found that it actually helps release endorphins, so that your polar bear moment could have an antidepressant effect.
I often suffer from bloat for many reasons, flying (in an airplane), eating cold foods, irregular routine, and driving in the city. All activities that increase the air in my system and therefore the bloat that goes with it. One of the best ways I have found to combat the feeling of exploding is to drink a tonic made from cumin, coriander and fennel.
Flat Belly Tea for Two!
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