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How To Burn Calories: Cold Temperature Linked To Losing Weight

By Kristen Hortaleza , Dec 29, 2016 12:31 PM EST
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The commonly asked questions, "How to burn calories?" and "Why are people said to be burning more calories in the cold season?" has finally been answered. The benefits of running and engaging in physical activities during winter has also been discovered and confirmed in recent studies.

Despite being the season for bountiful gatherings and unconstrained eating, the cold season can also be a time for calorie burning. A study on shivering, energy expenditure, brown fat and hormone Irisin confirms this occurrence. Irisin is a hormone produced during exercise and as per University of Florida scientists, it also inhibits the formation of new fatty tissues.

This means that even in the simple act of shivering, hormones are being produced. Though the involuntary muscle movement does not give all the known benefits of other intense workouts, people may take heart in the fact that it somehow helps in warding off some of the unwanted and extra calories of the season according to Time.

Meanwhile, Inquisitr touches on the amazing breakdown on how to burn calories by running during winter season. It also mentioned a study done by Environmental Science and Technology where they found out that people who exercised outdoors during winter has higher levels of energy, less experience of depression and a better shot of making exercise a habit.

"The colder the weather, the less heat stress on the body, which makes it significantly easier to run. Running in hot and humid weather is extremely taxing on the body-there is a reason why the majority of marathons are held in October and November," exercise psychologist Tom Holland stated.

While the fitness psychologist advices people to find ways on how to stay motivated during the cold months, the American Chemical Society have come up with their own clear explanation of what happens during the process in a more precise manner. The short clip goes to show that the inquiry on how to burn calories during the winter is not that difficult to answer.

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