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Have you ever tried keeping your home cooler to help lose weight?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

There was an article this morning on Spark people titled "Can the Polar Vortex Help you lose weight" I had to read it since we are in the grip of the PV right now. It referred to an article which suggested that keeping your environment cooler CAN help you lose weight. It makes sense. Actually, this is old news and I had read about it awhile ago and actually tried it for awhile. I was aided in my research by a cheap husband who loves to turn down the thermostat and waits until Nov. to light the pilot light. I found exactly the opposite - when my house is too cold I don't want to do anything - I mostly feel like sitting bundled up. Now I make a conscious effort to keep my house at a comfortable temp because I know it helps me keep more active. I'm curious if anyone else is affected by the temp in their house? and which way?
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    I am the same way as you, the cold demobilize me, I prefer it warm and toasty! emoticon
    1421 days ago
  • KANOE10
    I don't like the cold and move more when my house is temperate. I have the opposite problem..my husband keeps the air conditioner on too cold in the summer.
    1421 days ago
    I've slowed down a lot with this cold. Even though my thermostat has stayed the same, my house "feels" colder. Especially on cloudy days. Really have been thinking we were designed to hibernate!
    1421 days ago
    I prefer to move around when it's hot. I like the feel of the sweat running down my back. I know. Gross.

    Cold, like right now? Bundled up with a scarf and a fleece throw over my shoulders and a pot of tea by my side.
    1422 days ago
    Here too--it's hard to get me moving when it's cold.
    1422 days ago
    right now I am under the blanket with my knitting and a hot cup of tea. I am staying upstairs which is forcing me to go downstairs to get anything I want to eat or rink
    1422 days ago
    I also tried it and found that I move more when I'm in "the temperate zone."

    When I'm exercising, however, I DO want it cooler or I melt. You just can't please all the people all of the time! (Some of the people can never be pleased...lol)
    1422 days ago
    I'm the same as you. Just shows people are different. When it's cold in here, I end up stuck under my blanket. Lately, I've been reminding myself that once I get going on the exercycle, I'll warm up, so that's been helping, but it's still not as easy as it is on a pleasant-temperature day.
    1422 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2014 2:19:44 PM
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