It’s winter! It’s cold. Can’t exercise, no time, no money for shoes or the gym. Shiver your way to thin!
Research shows that when people are cold and they shiver, they release the hormone irisin from their muscles and the hormone FGF21 from their brown fat stores. These same hormones are released during moderate levels of exercise…
Brown fat is a kind of fat that produces heat and, as opposed to white fat, burns calories instead of storing them…
Researchers saw that the more the person shivered, the more irisin the body released. About 10 to 15 minutes of shivering released the same amount of irisin as riding a bike at a moderate pace for an hour.
Instead of driving to the gym and using that indoor bike for an hour, just turn off the heat in the car and go to the grocery or video store. Get another dose of shivering on the way home. Better yet, roll down that window! Let that bracing air surge through your hair. Get some nice Eau de cologne to spray on your skin for that special glow that shows everyone you are healthy, getting thin.
Aaaah, the many pleasant memories I have of motorcycling through a month of an intermountain winter when I couldn’t get my car fixed. Aaah, those delightful times of shivering before I slept when I lived in an even colder house–it once got to a delightful 10 below zero in the bedroom. Aaah, those achingly beautiful waits for the bus when I could do several shivering cycles before losing the best cold to the warmth of the bus.
I can see it now. Starbucks with their notorious waits could have two lines, those who need to be somewhere and those who can hang and shiver while they wait–build cold tunnels up to the protected cash register. Don’t forget Iced coffee is best, without the sugar!
Companies could save on heating costs while employees lost weight. Parts of buildings could be kept cold for shivering breaks. Thermal heat pumps could cycle the outside cold air to anywhere.
Turn your thermostat down. Shivering through meals gives the most disparate family something to talk about. I bet there’ll be someone who thinks shivering for health is crazy. Pretty hurts dude and your female partner is suffering more. Be sympathetic!
Beginners shouldn’t start with full on immersion. Try just being cold for the first 5 minutes, then go on to 7 minutes and so forth. Finally you can get to the exquisite full on 20-minute shiver, that body-aching rattle that will challenge your willpower like no other.
But you didn’t need to shiver hard to get the benefits. This is a scaled program. Almost shivering has almost as good in effect. Zen shivering denies the cold by emphasizing to not hold the cold. Let the cold flow through you neither ignoring nor embracing, merely not paying attention but to silence. Yes, yes, ignoring the cold makes you colder and thus thinner. The true master will not need any cold and can shiver at will. Pentecostals don’t do this while speaking in tongues. You may give the wrong impression.
Be careful! Lowering your core temp without shivering can have startling effects. Always shiver with a friend to notice when you’re blue, stiff, and comatose but still not shivering–so exquisite is your mind control.
You can shiver anywhere it’s even just a little cold–the tropics, the desert. In the tropics get a sunburn, wait till night fall, take a cool dip in the water and then find the nearest breeze. It’s an awesome feeling–freezing in 65-70 or more degrees, I tell you. Windsurfing without the wet suit. Who knows maybe they’ll find an additive effect with exercise. Otherwise, no need to move–that just warms you up, countering the thermogenic effects.
Far better to sit, eat, and hang out cold. Positivists and NLP dudes remember to visualize the hormone Irisin converting the nasty white fat to beautiful brown fat. See the biological and chemical changes happening. The icy cold is firing the furnaces of your fat stores, 300 calories per 50 gms. Straight conversion. No worries about good calories or bad, just raw fuel.
It’s understandable if you need some support and I am here to help. For a small fee you are welcome to join me in this vast antebellum, stone, brick, slate, and plaster house where it’s always cold as winter. I can show you the cold spots and we’ll have you shivering with the best in a week (this offer void to Alaskans, Canadians, and Russians from any part of Russia requiring train travel.)