Another reason why this winter sucks

Feeling like this at work could keep you thin

The weather this winter has been brutal.

If it’s not snowing, it’s freezing.  If it’s not freezing out, it’s snowing.  (You get the picture.)

Don’t get me wrong, I do love the snow and cold, but on occasion.  If I wanted to deal with this kind of weather everyday I’d move to Antarctica or Canada.

And here’s yet another reason winter’s got me blue.

Scientists in the U-S and Britain have discovered a link between avoiding the cold and obesity.  Apparently those of us who decide to just stay inside when it’s crappy outside causes our bodies to slow down and burn calories slower.   And that’s not the only problem. 

We’re actually making things worse by raising the heat in our homes to a temperature that doesn’t allow us to shiver or sweat.  They say allowing your body to fight to stay warm in the winter or sweat it out during the summer is actually good for it because it forces us to expand energy, thereby burning more calories.  If our body doesn’t have to work, no calories get burned and we risk getting fat.

Keep this in mind the next time you’re sitting in your office and freezing your you-know-what off.  Turns out you actually are!

SOURCE: Rising indoor winter temperatures linked to obesity?


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One Response to “Another reason why this winter sucks”

  1. CS Says:

    So that is why he keeps the apartment so cold all year round?

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