Thursday, September 25, 2014

Turn Down the Thermostat to Improve Metabolism & Insulin Sensitivity

Recent research found that participants who slept in a 66 degree room over a one month time period doubled their brown fat adipose tissue (BAT) stores. What is brown fat? Brown fat actually converts the energy you eat into a heat source, which helps control your body temperature. Brown fat can help maintain your weight because it burns calories and maintains your body temperature. Studies have also shown that brown fat helps insulin work well in your body which can lower your risk of diabetes. Lower bedroom temperatures can also help you to have a deeper night sleep. 

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