Humans have two types of fat – white and brown, and it is very important to know which type of fat you have to make them easier to solve. White adipose tissue is a layer that is visible to the human body on the abdomen, thighs and the back of hands. This fatty tissue acts as thermal insulator that maintains a stable body temperature.
Studies have shown that exposure to cold eliminates fat cells.
Prolonged exposure to cold stimulates the conversion of the white adipose tissue into brown fat tissue, which helps in removing excess weight. For this reason, the researchers recommend reducing the temperature in the premises for a few hours during the winter months.
Scientists have discovered that by biopsy during the winter months abdominal deposits and deposits on the thighs get a brown color, which means that the cold stimulates change white fat in brown adipose tissue.
During the winter, most of the houses and apartments are heated to 21 ° C, or the Medical Center of the University of Maastricht recommended reducing the temperature at 15-17 ° C for several hours during the day. Experts say that because we live in a warmed premises of the body can burn calories to maintain body temperature.
In another study, a group of men slept in the metabolic chamber at 18 ° C. After four weeks of sleeping in these conditions, they doubled the amount of brown fat, increased insulin sensitivity and burn more calories.
This treatment is called cold thermogenesis.
If you are staying in a room where the temperature is between 10 and 15 ° C, this would be considered a moderate thermogenesis. In this way, encourage the creation of brown fat.
Intensive thermogenesis can be achieved by wearing ice vests and trousers with ice packs. In this way the causes tremor and thus many calories are burned.
Ice therapy for faster fat burning
Tim Ferris is the author of “four-hour body” in which among other things describes the concept of burning brown fat exposure to low temperatures. He points out that by adding ice therapy along with a healthy diet and exercise can improve fat burning by up to 300%. This statement was confirmed by NASA astronaut for that is during the study of effects on the body temperature of astronauts noticed boosting your metabolism by 20% in an environment that has a temperature of 15 ° C.
A total of 90 grams of brown fat cells can burn 400-500 calories a day, which is like an hour of intense exercise.
Freezing fat cells in the targeted areas
Researchers found that fat burning can be increased by simply placing ice coating 30 to 60 minutes per body part that has the fat. The effects are even greater when combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
This method cools the skin and causes the ejection of fat that the body metabolizes.
How to apply ice packs?
Wrap the ice into thinner cloth and put it on the part that you want to treat and hold it for 30-60 minutes. Repeat this once a day for 12 days.
The only negative effect of this treatment are frostbite, so be careful and compresses raise from time to time.
Symptoms of frostbite include:
- Redness and pain
- Numbness and tingling of the skin
If you notice any of these symptoms, you should not immediately be heated and massaging the body part, but gradually warm with blanket.
People who use beta-blockers, which have peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, smokers and diabetics should be extra careful when use ice therapy.