keep warm, keep off the weight

From the November 2007 issue of Women’s Health,

In a study published in Physiology & Behavior, researchers found that exposure to temperatures above the “thermoneutral zone” — the artificial climate we create with clothes, heating, or air conditioning — decreases our appetite and food intake.

This article talks about laying off the AC in the summertime, but we can also relate this to winter. A lot of us are trying to skimp on the heating this winter, whether because of high natural gas and oil prices, or because we want to do our part to save the planet, so don’t forget to throw on a warm sweater and some socks. We are not bears and we do not need to hibernate! So keep warm, and avoid your body’s natural instinct to pack on the pounds!