Does Cryotherapy Work for Weight Loss?

Recently I heard about cryotherapy for weight loss and I wanted to find out more about it. Basically, it involves submerging your body in subzero degree temperatures for up to a few minutes. It’s similar to a sauna type situation but instead of hot air, it’s cold air. It’s kind of like being in the movie Frozen. This doesn’t sound like fun to me. I don’t like being cold.

Does Cryotherapy Work for Weight Loss?

There is some medical data that shows colder temperatures, not subzero temperatures, more like 60 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit for an extended period of time, at least a couple of hours, can help you burn more energy. This is because your body will recruit and activate something called brown and beige (adipose) fat cells that burn more energy and that could potentially help you lose weight.

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Originally published @ If We Were Family.

I’m a cardiologist, consulting and providing advisory services in health tech.

I’m a cardiologist, consulting and providing advisory services in health tech.