When was the last time you did your yoga outdoors…in the cold? Have you added a polar bear plunge to your routine of fat-burning activities? Well, you might after you check out this article! Learn some interesting facts about cold thermogenesis and use the cooler weather to actually help you burn more fat with less stress to your body.
I love this article written on the topic and want to share these major and little known benefits to regular exposure to the cold (when done properly of course!). Okay, so the author identifies a long list of benefits, and you can actually listen to this interview on cold thermogenesis too.
Here are eleven, yes, eleven of those benefits:
- Lowering body fat
- Increasing hormone levels
- Improving sexual performance and fertility
- Lowering blood sugar
- Cutting food cravings
- Improving adrenal function
- Fixing thyroid issues
- Enhancing immune function
- Improving deep sleep quality
- Increasing pain tolerance
You might have heard people talk about brown fat, or what is technically brown adipose tissue BAT. This fat is mostly found around your collar bones, sternum, neck and upper back, and this fat generates heat by burning the regular white fat on your stomach, butt, hips and legs.
What’s unique about BAT is that it does not have to be activated by caloric restriction or exercise to become a fuel to burn the white fat–in fact, it can immediately and directly burn white fat. One way to as the author explains “get your BAT churning away at storage fat” is to wear a Weight Management Vest like the KewlFit Weight Management Vest.
Academic research claims when activated BAT can burn several hundred calories a day. This tissue was originally thought to not exist in adult humans, until recently PET-CT scans showed activated Brown Adipose Tissue after the individual was exposed cold temperatures.
The same Harvard studies that have shown the effectiveness of these cool vests to help people keep their brown fat activated and thereby burn more white fat also show that wearing a cooling vest set at 14 °C (57.2 °F) activated BAT better than the weight loss drug Ephedrine.
Let’s Talk Cool!
I’d love to explain how this works if you’re interested! How cool (pun intended!) would it be to manage and maintain your fat release goals with a piece of clothing that could travel with you wherever you go! Contact me for more details or jump on the site and check out the awesome benefits yourself.