Can the cold help you lose weight?
The cold snap gripping much of the nation might have an unexpected health benefit: weight loss. Cold indoor temperatures may rev up your metabolism so you burn more calories.
Researchers say that mildly cold indoor air appears to activate the body’s stores of brown fat, which, unlike most fat, burns lots of calories. Spending two hours a day at a brisk 63º F for 6 weeks increased brown fat activity and resulted in a significant decrease in body fat among 51 healthy men, … (read more)