There is no person who loves fat bulges, because it looks bad, makes the clothes fit tight and makes our thighs jiggle. Despite the beauty problem, too much of fat is also a healthy problem. It increases the risk of some serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart attack.
There are two types of fat: brown and white. We can easily lose some weight if we understand the difference between these two types of fat. There is a thin layer of blubber that we can see on the thighs, belly and back of the arms – it’s a white fat. This fat is thermal insulator which keeps the body temperature stable.
Exposure to cold can cause fat cell death
You can turn on the brown fat by increasing the exposure on the cold. It can help to the weight off and to have less obesity problems. These findings was published in the Journal of clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in the Endocrine Society.
The researchers discovered that belly fat in the winter showed better indications of “browning” that the fat samples that were taken in the summer. The cold temperatures ease the transformation of white into beige fat. Most of the homes during the winter are heated to around 21C or 69F, but the Maastricht University Medical Center recommends turning the thermostat down to 17C or 62 and 15C and 59F for a few hours every day. The experts say that because in winter we spend so much time inside in our overheated offices and homes, it can cause the bodies not to burn the calories naturally to keep the body warm.
Also, there was an article in The New York Times where it is found a practice which is known like “cold thermogenesis”. In the article was published a study with a one men’s group slept in a metabolic chamber that was kept at a 66 degrees. The men had doubled their volume of the brown fat in four weekes. Also, he burned a few more calories and experienced an increase in the insulin sensitivity.
The experts suggest to sit in temperature at 50 to 60 degree and wearing just shorts. This will help in creating of brown fat. In case of extreme intensity of cold thermogenesis, you can wear a pair of compression shorts. You can fill them with ice packs and an ice vest. This practice will cause the body to begin shivering and will burn big amounts of calories.