It’s seems like almost everyday there is a new solution to help you lose weight. Now scientist are saying go for a walk in the cold after eating to lose weight, yes I’m serious, I am not trying to play a prank on you, apparently the cold weather will activate brown fat which, supposedly is a good fat that helps burns calories.
I for one like when they discover natural solutions like this to help you lose weight, I will take cold evening walks anytime over some synthetic pill, that’s design to modify your body in some weird way, so that you starve yourself thin.
Find out more about this new discovery, by reading the following extract taken from The Telegraph.
How Going For A Walk In The Cold After Eating Will Help You Lose Weight
Going for a walk in the cold after a meal could help people lose weight as low temperatures prompt the body to burn calories, research suggests.
Scientists say that brown fat, a ‘good’ fat which burns calories, is activated by the cold.
It is found naturally in humans and consumes calories to generate heat. It was known that it could be activated by exposure to cold, in a process called non-shivering thermogenesis.
But how to activate brown fat on cue has puzzled scientists, reports the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science US.
A team for Joslin Diabetes Center were working to see if the drug ephedrine could be used as a trigger.
And while they conclude that it cannot, their work has opened the door to more research into how cold, or agents which mimic the effects of cold, could be used to fight obesity.
Dr Aaron Cypess said: “We propose that agents that work similarly to cold in activating brown fat specifically can provide promising approaches to fighting obesity while minimizing other side effects.
“At the same time, we now know that ephedrine is not the way to do it.”
For the study, the team gave participants injections of either ephedrine or a control saline solution and asked them to wear ‘cooling vests’ with water at 57 F pumped into them.
Their fat activity was then measured.
Researchers found that brown fat was the same following both the ephedrine and saline injections.
However, after the subjects wore the cooling vests for two hours, their brown fat activity was stimulated significantly. Full article published on The Telegraph
Interesting, will I be taking walks in the cold after meals to help me lose weight? I’m not sure. Though I think this finding is great, I have one small problem “I hate being cold”. During the winter months when I finish my evening meal, all I want to do is wrap up in my duvet, sit on the sofa, watch TV or mess around on my laptop.
Well even if I wanted to try this right now, I couldn’t because the weather is warming up… So that’s my excuse. If I’m still struggling with my weight in the winter, I might just pluck up the courage and give it a try, we’ll have to wait and see… Shiverrrrrr LOL
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