Change the Thermostat

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Change the Thermostat

People like to go through their with the temperature around 68 degrees, the Goldilocks of temps. But it turns out our bodies perform best when we experience different temperatures throughout the day.

Here are some of the surprising ways in which changing temperatures may be good for you, according to this article:

  • Increased insulin sensitivity for diabetics
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Steadier heart rate
  • Boost to the immune system
  • More brown fat, which burns calories
  • Cells can process more glucose for energy

These aren’t giant swings, from a winter wonderland to the Sahara, but these are modest changes that could replicate the outdoors, making your body experience these fluctuations instead of a consistent temperature.

What this comes down to is that even though a reliable temperature is one of the modern luxuries no one wants to give up, it may in fact be better if we try to move from hotter colder any chance we get. The benefits may likely outweigh how irritating it is.

Or maybe we should invest in hot tubs, saunas, ice baths and other quickie ways to alter temperature.

-Shane M.

 

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