Burn Calories Like Your Breastfeeding
just 30 minutes a day, no expensive contraptions
Brown fat is a heat-generating type of fat that burns energy instead of storing it, acting more like muscle than fat
Research has shown that brown fat can be activated to burn more fat by cooling your body
Studies have also shown that animals convert white fat into brown fat simply by exercising. The conversion is triggered by an enzyme called irisin, which is released by the muscles during exercise. It’s still unclear whether this phenomenon is true for humans as well, but humans do have the same protein
According to Tim Ferriss, author of The Four-Hour Body, you may be able to increase your fat burning potential by as much as 300 percent simply by adding ice therapy to your dieting strategy. You can do this by placing an ice pack on your upper back and upper chest for 30 minutes a day; drinking about 500 ml of ice water each morning; taking ice cold showers; and/or immersing yourself in an ice bath three times a week
And while Ice baths are NOT in the cards for me, I think I could handle a cold pack while on the computer or watching a TV show or drinking more ice water! Also as the article elaborates...
"A NASA scientist told ABC News that's no hyperbole. In studying the effects of temperature on astronauts, he saw people's metabolism boost by 20 percent in environments as mild as 60 degrees. A Joslin researcher told National Public Radio that 3 oz. of brown fat could burn 400 to 500 calories daily."
......well maybe it' sa good thing that we don't crank up the heat haha...save money and make our metabolism work harder. Due to our frugalness we usually keep the thermostat around 63 this winter. I turn it up for company.
Check out the full article while includes four more ways to boost your metabolism here.