The cold truth about losing weight (and keeping germ free): Research shows keeping yourself cool DOES have a host of health benefits

Three children who needed dropping off and picking up constantly; the house in disrepair; a partner often away on business and an unpredictable workflow. I was exhausted.

The children, though, were fizzing with energy. Where did it come from? Observing their behaviour led me to one answer: not wearing a lot (which makes it all the easier to run and jump) and not being indoors much.

So, worn down by round-the-clock chores and having tried every energy snack, I followed suit. Keeping cool was the answer.

Twenty years later I’m still following the cold cure.

For much of the year I’m in T-shirts and plimsolls — even when passers-by are wrapped in fleeces and scarves. I’m rarely cold, or short of energy or struggling with menopausal weight gain as many contemporaries seem to be, and I attribute this to keeping my body feeling cool.

And what was once seen as eccentricity now has a stack of science behind it. Research shows that being cold activates our brown fat tissue, the type that helps burn calories.

Brown fat — unlike white fat which is seen in abundance around midriffs, bottoms and chins — is invisibly and compactly distributed deep inside, especially around the shoulder blades, spine and kidneys. 

It is created in a process known as thermogenesis in response to low temperatures and burns up energy to keep our bodies warm when in a cold environment.

Read more herethis link will leave Pattyyoga.com: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9135949/The-cold-truth-losing-weight-keeping-germ-free.html

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