Is Your House Making You Fat?

Just a few minor changes to your home could have a major effect on your waistline.

Is Your House Making You Fat?

You already know that junk food and skipped workouts can make you gain weight, but did you know your home environment affects your diet, too? Seemingly small things like lighting and temperature change how your brain perceives food – even how your body processes it. Make your house healthier with these tips!


The Thermostat Is Set Too High

The Thermostat Is Set Too High


Ever consider that your home’s heat might make you a little too comfortable? Yes, your thermostat affects your fat! We all have two types: white fat (the stubborn kind from refined sugars and fried food) and brown fat (the good kind that scientists believe helps us stay warm). When your house is warm, brown fat acts the same as white fat. But when you’re cold, brown fat becomes activated and powerful: it works to generate body heat and kickstarts your metabolism. All you need to do is lower your thermostat to 63°F for just two hours a day. A small study showed that this could reduce body fat mass by 5 percent in six weeks!

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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