Finding time to focus on your body and your health can often be overwhelming. With our busy schedules and just 24 hours in a day, losing weight can seem like the hardest thing to do. Sometimes even with a healthy diet and consistent exercise, you may discover that your progress has plateaued. If any of this sounds familiar to you then maybe you should consider whole body cryotherapy.
3 Ways Cryotherapy Will Accelerate Weight Loss:
- Transform ‘Bad Fat’ into ‘Good Fat’: Our bodies have two types of fat, brown fat and white fat. ‘Bad fat’ is also called white fat, which is what we all want to get rid of. It gathers around your waist, thighs, and arms. On the other hand, ‘Good fat’ or brown fat, is denser and lies in small pockets around your body. It stores energy and helps regulate your metabolism. So, how can Cryotherapy help? Well, a study from The Journal of Clinical Investigation in 2013 discovered that exposure to cold can activate brown fat and this helps to convert ‘bad fat’ (white fat) into ‘good fat’ (brown fat)!
- Boost Energy & Motivation: During a 3-minute cryotherapy session, your blood moves to the core to protect your vital organs and is replenishes it with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. Moreover, your body goes into survival mode and endorphins are released, which improves your mood! When the 3-minute session is done, the newly oxygenated blood is released back to the rest of your body. The increase in oxygen promotes better sleep after each treatment, which leads to less fatigue during the day.
- Kickstart your Metabolism: In survival mode, your body needs energy to get blood to your core to protect your vital organs. Your metabolic rate increases and calories are burned to get the required energy. Between 500 and 800 calories are turned into energy and burned throughout the day after a 3-minute session of cryotherapy. Over time and with continuous cryotherapy, the accelerated metabolic effects last longer between sessions, meaning you can continue to burn more calories for longer!
Writer: Jennifer @ Rev Publika (Pro Trainer)