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​Slightly lowering the temperature burns calories

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Dr. Christopher Ochner, an obesity specialist at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, joined the CBS This Morning co-hosts to discuss the findings and how being a little chilly can help reduce your waistline.

He explained that when people are cold, they automatically shiver, which research shows will raise the body’s metabolic rate by up to five times. However, nobody likes to be cold.

“The thing is, shivering is uncomfortable - no one likes to shiver,” he said. “What this is saying is that it doesn’t need to go down to the point where you’re actually shivering. People can still remain reasonably comfortable, but lower the temperature and still get an elevation in metabolic rate.”

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