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Summary of Cold Exposure
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Cold exposure is a technique in which a person voluntarily expose themselves to temperatures below their comfort level. This voluntary deviation from the body's ideal temperature causes reactions in the body to maintain the internal temperature; some of these reactions are increased metabolic rate to produce heat, which results in weight loss.
The benefits seen are long term (adaptive), and thus not likely to occur with one or two isolated ventures. They are directly proportional (to a degree) to the variance between comfort level temperature and the temperature one partakes in.
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Benefits have been seen at 6°C degrees below comfort level, which is typically 16°C (60.8 ºF).
Greater metabolic losses are seen with greater intensities of cold exposure.
Things to Note
Cold exposure is quite cold, and wearing a sweater defeats the purpose.
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