(WKBW/NY Times) Want to lose a few pounds? A new study says it could be as easy as turning down the heat!
British researchers say it's not far-fetched because in extreme cold, when people shiver, our muscles are contracting to generate heat, burning calories in the process. They say it can even happen in a chilly room with the thermostat turned down to the lower 60's.
When researchers put people dressed in light clothing in a 60-degree room, they burned an extra 100 to 200 calories a day.
The problem is that wearing a sweater will
dilute the effect, and most people won't stay in that temperature for very long.