Have you ever heard of “brown fat”? Recent research has suggested that it is important for health, and guess what? It is triggered by cool temperatures! So adjust the temperature in your house just a little, increase your brown fat stores, and keep reading for more information.
What is it?
“Brown fat” is adipose tissue (fat) that is active, as opposed to “white fat” which is used for storage. Brown fat burns calories in order to maintain the body’s temperature—a function that is important for protecting your vital organs.
Why is it important?
Recent studies have shown that by increasing your brown fat stores, you significantly improve your metabolism. Not only that, but it results in a more effective disposal of glucose. This is great news for people at risk for diabetes, and the suggested lifestyle adjustment is simple: exist in a cooler environment.
Make a change
Whether at work, at home, or while you are sleeping, your body can benefit from a slightly cooler temperature. Make controlling the temperature in your home or business easy, and invest in a programmable thermostat, if you do not already have one. If you need help with the installation, or with the programming, just call JMAC Plumbing and Air Conditioning—your Las Vegas Air Conditioning specialists—today! We look forward to serving you.