Can the cold help you lose weight?

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)

Design Yourself Light Weight Furniture by Oruga

What fun it is to be able to design your own lightweight furniture and pick any color(s) you want! As Oruga’s website says, “Oruga is the Coolest Collection” — and they are so right! And not one tree was harmed in the making of this furniture – it contains no wood (and no metal for that matter). There are no loose cushions to be always rearranging either – thanks to this ultra practical design. The material is almost impervious to stains – even a marker will wipe off … (read more)