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Does Shivering Help You Lose Weight?

Will shivering help you lose weight? It’s unlikely, but exercising in the cold might be beneficial! The body burns energy to keep you warm through a process called “temperature training,” and Trace is here to tell you how getting use to the cold will help you burn away those unwanted calories.

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Cold-Weather Benefit: Shivering May Count As Exercise

“Shivering triggers a response in muscles similar to that of exercise, new research suggests. The study, published today (Feb. 4) in the journal Cell Metabolism, found that the muscles of shivering people triggers the release of a hormone that activates brown fat, a type of fat that burns energy to generate heat.”

Evidence That Shivering and Exercise May Convert White Fat to Brown

“A new study suggests that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are equally capable of stimulating the conversion of energy-storing ‘white fat’ into energy-burning ‘brown fat’.”

Brown Fat – Keeps You Warm And Keeps You Slim

“People with more brown fat seem better able to stay warm when it is cold, Canadian researchers reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. They added that the findings of their study could eventually be used to find ways of fighting obesity. Not much has been known about brown fat, a type of good fat, until recently.”

Cold Air Could Help You Lose Weight

“‘Temperature training’ may be what is missing from your weight loss plan. New evidence suggests that regular exposure to mildly cold air may help people lose weight by increasing the amount of energy their bodies have to expend to keep their core temperature up, researchers say.”

Turn Down The Thermostat To Support Weight Loss, Say Researchers

“New research suggests weight loss isn’t just about living a healthy lifestyle — the temperature of the space you live in may have an impact too.”

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