If the office is cold, you can get fat

As a result of being encouraged to refrain from going out due to the epidemic of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), the proportion of people who are under-exercised is increasing, and

the term 'corona fatness ' is also coined. Kenneth McLeod, director of the Institute for Clinical Science and Engineering at Binghamton University, New York State University, who studies the relationship between physical factors and metabolism, said, ' You can gain weight if you stay in a cool environment for a long time. ' Explains the research results.

Going back to the office? The colder temperature could lead to weight gain

According to Mr. McLeod, the influence of environmental temperature on body weight is due to the relationship between the core temperature of the human body (body temperature in the central part such as internal organs) and the metabolic rate. Since humans are homeothermic animals, the core temperature is maintained in the range of 36.1 to 38.3 degrees Celsius in normal times, and metabolic activity is involved in the function of maintaining this temperature. However, recent studies have shown that metabolic activity is greatly affected by core temperature.

Recent studies have shown that 'every time the core temperature drops by 0.56 degrees Celsius, the metabolic rate can drop by more than 7%', and at the core temperatures of 38.3 degrees and 36.1 degrees, which are the upper and lower limits of normal times, it is about 30. There is a difference in metabolic rate of%. A woman between the ages of 30 and 49 and weighing 50 kg has a basal metabolic rate of about 1050 kcal per day, so a difference in metabolic rate of 30% can make a bigger difference than with or without exercise.

Below is a graph showing the relationship between Core Body Temperature and Age for women working in offices at 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21.1 degrees Celsius). At 16 years old, the core temperature is kept in the range of 99 to 101 degrees Fahrenheit (37.2 to 38.3 degrees Celsius), but as the age increases, the core temperature decreases, and at 38 years old, it is close to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (33.8 degrees Celsius). Multiple cases have been confirmed. In such a state, it is thought that metabolism is greatly affected.

In addition, cold weather reduces metabolism, reducing the

efficiency of the immune response , increasing the risk of heart damage and the development of type 2 diabetes. Mr. McLeod recommends working in an environment of 22-27 degrees Celsius, which is neither too hot nor too cold for him.

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