Heating Up Your Weight Loss

Heating Up Your Weight Loss There are two opposing theories on how the temperature of your home impacts weight management efforts. One suggests that keeping the thermostat turned down forces your body to expend more energy shivering in an effort to keep warm. A new study published in the journal Obesity takes the opposite stand, claiming that heating your home above 73.4 degrees causes you to sweat out more calories and eat less.

Reviewing results of the Health Survey for England, which polled over 100,000 adults between 1995 and 2007, researchers found that people who kept the ambient temperature consistently above 73.4 degrees had a lower body mass index (BMI) than individuals who lived in a cooler environment. The effect decreases appetite while stoking evaporative heat loss.

True Strength Moment: While no one's idea of the perfect home life involves shivering or sweating, these findings provide some insight you can apply to New Year's weight loss or weight management goals. There's more than likely a middle of the road approach to fit your lifestyle needs.
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