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If you live in a cooler climate and want to lose weight, turn your thermostat down!

 

Why?  Being cool and shivering a bit increases the proportion of brown fat in your body vs white fat.  Brown fat is metabolically active so it burns energy (calories) more than white fat (metabolically inactive).  Brown fat only burns 1/2 the energy as muscle but 4x more than white fat.

 

Brown fat is found in babies but it seems it starts to convert to white fat for most people living in comfortable conditions.

 

Bonus: you'll save on heating bills too.

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The research is interesting. Though it seems it all points back to the best practice of being physically active to increase brown fat and increase its calorie burning. 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/supercharging-brown-fat-to-battle-obesity/

 

But I'll definitely try on the argument next time someone complains the office temp is too cold! 😁❄️😁

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While what you say is true, I live in a climate where it is often below 0 in the winter. After work, kids activities, etc, I just want to be warm for a while when I get home at night 🙂 

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