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Would You Brave the Cold to Lose Weight?

By Tom Herrin

Anytime people want to get something done bad enough, they may have to pay some kind of a price.  When they don't have to do so, they may actually get a little suspicious.  One of the things that may be able to play a role in health is the right temperature.  For quite a while, it has been thought that the ideal range of temperatures for people to live the best is from 60 to 80 degrees.  While this is a pretty broad range, it is likely the one in which much of the world lives, or attempts to.  The fact is the temperature may play an important part in the success many people have in the things they need to do in their daily lives.

Are You a Blanket or Bare Sleeper?

When people hear the term bare when it comes to sleeping, they may think it is referring to the type of sleepwear, or not, that they wear.  The mention here is for those who sleep without any sheet or blanket.  Many do this as they toss and turn.  On the other hand, many sleep best with a blanket or quilt.  It has been found that a prime range for sleeping may be from 65 to 72 degrees.  This may account for those who feel they sleep soundly when it is cold outdoors.

Is Weight Loss an Issue for You?

Struggling with losing weight is something that happens to lots of people.  If they can find an easier way, most would jump on it.  It seems that temperature may play an important role in this.  Studies have indicated that maintaining a range of 64 to 67 degrees may be the best for success.  It has also been suggested that when people shiver, they may rev up their metabolism several times its normal rate.  This may be as much as five times.  For those who think they can stand it, it may be a way of getting a lot of bang for their buck.

Make Your Own Decisions Work

We all must do what we believe works best for us.  I have always really looked forward to those times when the temperatures are pretty cold and I would use a heavy quilt to sleep.  It seemed as if I slept best when I did this.  Those were times when we did not have forced air, and our heat was provided by some kind of a free-standing gas heater.  You didn't want to chance using them at night, so it was cold.  There may be something to those colder nights or the heavy covers.  If you have trouble sleeping, you may want to consider craning down the air at bedtime.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Hollywood, Calif.

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