Colder Temperature Affect Lose Weight, Experts Discuss

There’s a recent study which considers the relationship between cold weather and calories. They have found that lowering temperatures by a few degrees might help in burning fats.
 
ESSEX, Ontario - Jan. 27, 2014 - PRLog -- There’s a recent study which considers the relationship between cold weather and calories. They have found that lowering temperatures by a few degrees might help in burning fats. This research is published in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism. A slight lowering of temperature can activate your body’s metabolism; increase its rate which results to burning of calories.

An obesity expert from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York joined a certain television show and discussed these findings. A little chilly weather can actually reduce your waistline. Dr. Christopher Ochner said that this might be real considering the fact that our body is determined by calories in and calories out.

“How much you eat and drink versus the calories you spend. We’re burning calories all the time – just sitting here we’re burning calories,” says Ochner. “In fact, most of our calories are burned at rest. It’s called your resting metabolic rate.”

He further explains that when people get cold, they usually shiver which according to other studies increase the rate of the body’s metabolism by up to five times more. The problem is that no one likes to be called.

“The thing is, shivering is uncomfortable - no one likes to shiver,” Ochner continues. “What this is saying is that it doesn’t need to go down to the point where you’re actually shivering. People can still remain reasonably comfortable, but lower the temperature and still get an elevation in metabolic rate.”

They are recommending around 65 degrees Fahrenheit as a base or threshold of where a person needs to be. “This is not the type of thing where you go home and just drop it down a degree or too. It does actually need to be chilly,” he says.

Researchers have shown that when persons go to colder temperatures like around the 60’s, they will surely shiver at first but later on they will be accustomed to it. The expert also says that if people begins at higher temperatures initially and then gradually reduce it overtime, they’ll end up with same results.

“If people start out at 70 degrees for their average temperature, if they just lower it by two-degree increments, slowly over time, maybe over a couple of days you sort of get used to it and you almost don’t even notice,” Ochner continues.

“This maybe a promising study but people should not use this as a shortcut for losing weight,” says Eszter Barsanics from http://bootcampgta.com. “Personal training is a very important decision each serious person wants to be.”

In the end, it will boil down to how our body reacts to what we do. More studies will come, we just have to wait.

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