Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Lee, Jun Ki / Living in cold, living in thinner body / Thursday 1-3pm

Have you ever thought about living in Antarctica? If you want to lose your weight, it might be the best place on earth. Being on a diet is a daily routine for people now days. However, most people do not succeed in losing weight. Here is another solution. Cold weather could help you lose weight. It will require more energy to sustain body temperature, boost your body metabolism and produce more brown-fat.


           First, your body definitely needs more energy to stay warm. In the colder climate, people tends to spend more calories to sustain the appropriate body temperature. This process will burn calories and fats. Human body should have a temperature around 36.5 Degrees Celsius, and this is vital for survival. Since our body is designed to protect themselves, your body will produce more heat to keep the right temperature. This consumes energy meaning that you will be able to lose calories and fats. As a result, there is a higher chance for you to lose the weight. Basically, 'staying alive' requires more energy in colder climate.


           Second, cold weather offers faster metabolism. The scientific result showed a negative relationship between temperature and metabolism pace. If the temperature goes up your body metabolism would slow down, making you to consume less energy for same activity. However, as the temperature drops, your metabolism accelerates, so even if you do some slight exercises you will be able to burn more fat than doing the same in the warmer weather condition. Your work out will have much more impact on your weight if you could do it in a colder places.


           Lastly, the fat called the 'brown fat' which appears more in colder condition, tends to help you gain less weight. This brown fat burns the fat, and the other 'white fat' stores energy. Scientists have found that protein that makes the brown fat increased in the colder weather, resulting in higher number of brown fat. This brown fat makes you gain 30% less weight even if you have same diet. Also, obese people tends to have lower level of brown fat that thinner counterparts. This means that you will still have the same diet and gain much less weight just by staying in colder situations.


           In conclusion, there are lots of factors that can contribute to a weight loss in cold climate. Cold weather would consume more energy for body temperature, accelerate body metabolism, and will produce higher level of brown fat. All of these could have great impact on your weight. So, how about moving to a colder place and saying goodbye to weight concerns?


1 comment:

  1. Oh Ga-yeong 201202029April 14, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    I read your post well. :) I could know about various causes of getting thinner in colder temperature. The most interesting part in your essay was third paragraph saying that if we work out in colder climate, we can lose our weight more effectively. It is very useful information because my life-time assignment is a diet. :)
    About your essay's structure, I think your thesis statement summarizes well your entire essay and also it includes all main topics in your 3 body paragraphs. Each body paragraph was also well organized, I think because it conveys the ideas that you suggested in your thesis statement. And the body sentences support well the main idea. If you paid more attention on trivial grammer things, it would be perfect. :)