Human body is amazing in adapting to almost every living condition. The same holds true for lifestyle as well. Leading a sedentary lifestyle makes your body resistant to even the most basic activities. Even exercising the most important muscle (heart) starts taking a toll if one leads a sedentary lifestyle for too long. Ironically, the body resists the strengthening of the muscle that is so important in sustaining life.
The opposite is true as well. Leading an active lifestyle regulates most of bodily functions, increases the efficiency of oxygen absorption, increases immunity, burns fat, lowers LDL (Low Density Cholesterol), builds muscle tissue, adds a glow to the skin and many more benefits. However, seasons/weather conditions also dictate the inclination of the human body to maintain activity or to laze up a bit.
Winters are quite beautiful in terms of the amount of cosiness one can find themselves enjoying. A cold day often leads to lazing under a blanket, eating high carb foods, drinking hot and sweet beverages etc. These are great pleasures but are harmful to your health if not done in moderation. Before we look at a few tips, let us understand a few things first.
There are two major fat types in the human system. White fat, found in bones, adipose tissue under the skin, belly, hips etc. Brown fat, found in the back of the neck and in blood stream after the white fat molecules are mobilized due to exercise.
During winters, the body responds by shivering to keep itself warm, eventually adapting to it and being comfortable with this stimulus. This shivering motion utilizes the brown fat molecules to release heat, in turn, burning extra calories as compared to summers when one doesn’t shiver. This can potentially make you lose more weight in winters naturally as compared to summers. However, this effect can be compounded even further by using the following tips.
When to use: Before exercise (Depends on personal tolerance levels). Once a day only. Let the lower temperatures make your body work more to keep warm, in turn burning more brown fat. Thermogens are simply there to aid the conversion of the white fat to brown fat.
Combining the above-mentioned points almost exponentially increases the amount of fat burned. One can easily make winters as their personal transformation season. The cold temperatures relax the muscles, speeding the recovery after intense workout sessions. Low carb, high protein diet provides comfort and a mental satisfaction. Let this winter season be your best transformation season. Results will speak for themselves, and you will never step back from your New Year Resolution to get fitter.