Monday, July 7, 2014

Does Hot Weather Help Weight Loss?

Hello everyone!

With summer upon us (in the northern hemisphere anyway) that means it's pretty likely that it's hot outside.

A common question is if this hot weather can help weight loss.  Well, yes and no. 

(I don't like it either!)

First, let's get the "no" part of that answer out of the way.  No, it won't help you for long term weight loss if you only rely on the heat to melt you.

The yes part:  Heat makes sweat, and sweat makes water weight loss.  It can also help detox if you keep replacing that lost water with more water, and not something like coffee (which will dehydrate you more).   The important part with detoxing via sweating: shower often, so that those toxins don't work their way  back into your pores. 

People also tend to be more active in the warmer weather, but it's very important to be careful.  Heat stroke and other heat related illnesses/hazards are very easy to succumb to.  Use your head, if you think it's too hot, if you feel dizzy and so on, listen to your body and get some water and get somewhere cool.

I am sensitive to the heat myself, so I prefer to be more active indoors when the sun is out.

Also, if anti-aging is of interest to you, ALWAYS wear sunscreen on your face before you go outside, especially between 10 am and 3 pm, when the sun is at its hottest.

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