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Central heating may be making us fat

Jul 2, 2014 - A group of Dutch researchers have come up with a compelling new argument for turning down the heat according to a new report, our tendency to over-heat rooms could be contributing to obesity. Controlling body temperature externally, instead of allowing our bodies to control their temperature themselves, results in our burning fewer calories, the researchers argue. They recommend mild cold about 66 degrees Fahrenheit as the optimal temperature You won t freeze, but according to their research, would end up burning about 6 percent more energy in order to keep warm. Their other recommendation is just to try going outside more. Of course, spending more time in the cold might just prompt people to eat more, canceling out any potential benefits ... more.

Exercise and weight loss

Jun 30, 2014 - Regular exercise is an important part of effective weight loss. It helps to control your weight by using excess calories that otherwise would be stored as fat as well as boosting your metabolism and lowering insulin levels. Physical activity also helps prevent many diseases and improve your overall health. Your weight is determined by the number of calories you eat each day minus what your body uses. Everything you eat contains calories, and everything you do uses calories, including sleeping, breathing, and digesting food. Any physical activity in addition to what you normally do will burn those extra calories. Balancing the number of calories you expend through exercise and physical activity with the calories you eat will help you ... more.

Dieting vs. exercise for weight loss

Jun 28, 2014 - Two groundbreaking new studies address the irksome question of why so many of us who work out remain so heavy, a concern that carries special resonance at the moment, as lean Olympians slip through the air and water, inspiring countless viewers to want to become similarly sleek. And in a just world, frequent physical activity should make us slim. But repeated studies have shown that many people who begin an exercise program lose little or no weight. Some gain. To better understand why, anthropologists leading one of the new studies began with a research trip to Tanzania. There, they recruited volunteers from the Hadza tribe, whose members still live by hunting and gathering. Providing these tribespeople with a crash course in modern ... more.

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