Cold showers have been shown to relieve depression symptoms due to the intense impact of cold receptors in the skin, which send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from the peripheral nerve endings to the brain. Thus, it produces an antidepressive effect, and boosts moods, making it a pick-me-up. A 2008 study found that cold hydrotherapy has an analgesic effect, and does not appear to have noticeable side effects or cause dependence. This treatment included one to two cold showers of 38 degrees Fahrenheit, two to three minutes long, followed by a five-minute gradual adaptation to make the procedure less shocking.
Sylvan Learning and the PTA are teaming up to offer free and discounted educational resources for both students and parents. Sylvan is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and nearly 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan’s trained and certified teachers provide personal tutoring programs in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Through this new alliance, PTA members across the country will have access to education experts, resources and services from Sylvan to help children thrive.