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More Chill, Less Ill


7206-mind3When it’s cold out, we love to bundle up by the fireplace to stay toasty, but it may be better to take a brisk walk outside.

According to the December ’11 Prevention, “The temporary physical stress of being cold—whether it’s the result of being outside on a freezing day or taking a cold shower—may strengthen the immune system.”

Bonus: Chilling out forces your metabolism higher in order to keep your core temperature up—in other words, you burn more calories when it’s cold.

—Becky Holman

 

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