Running hot and cold on exercise and weight loss

FIT IS A FEMINIST ISSUE

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It’s that time of year again.

Our news world is full of new year’s resolutions and science reporting on exercise and weight loss. The latest trend seems to be running while cold. The theory is that our overheated houses are contributing to weight gain and that we burn more calories when we have to work to maintain our body temperature.

Basic idea: Warmth is making us fat and running with an ice vest on can help fix that

See The Health Benefits of Cold.

Cronise began a regimen of cold showers and shirtless walks in winter, and he lost 26.7 pounds in six weeks. He began measuring his metabolism during and after cold exposure, and found that his body was burning a tremendous amount of energy. Rather than storing energy as fat, his body was using it to sustain his core temperature. Cronise’s preliminary experiments led him to put…

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