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