Surprising Health Benefits of Cold Weather

While you pile on extra layers, you might be surprised to find out there are some perks to the drop in temperature. Find out how the cold can help you:

  • No need for citronella: Cold weather is less hospitable for disease-carrying bugs. Freezing temperatures make it tough for mosquitos and other pests to survive and reproduce so you won’t be swatting a thing when you step out to grab that firewood.
  • Burn more calories: Did you know you could burn more calories just from being cold? When you are cold, a specific fat is activated to fuel the rest of the body.
  • Reduce inflammation and pain: Drops in temperature have been shown to ease pain. Recovery methods like cryotherapy expose athletes to extreme cold temperatures and have increased recovery time significantly.

Stay safe and warm!

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.