More calories burned when people get cold. Really?


A Dutch researcher, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, explained a 10-year made study that during the cold season when people get cold, they burn more calories.

So during the cold season, usually, people tend to higher the thermostat temperatures. But most of us do not know that the high temperature contributes to a decrease of metabolism and causes the body to burn lower calories. Generally speaking, cozy homes and offices contributes to obesity.

“Turn the thermostat a little bit lower sometimes and also maybe do not heat every room in your house or in your office … have rooms that are little bit lower in temperature,” says van Marken Lichtenbelt.

Combining cold temperature with exercise and healthy eating is good.

(CBS St. Louis)