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When we're feeling lazy up here in Ottawa, we have the option of standing outside to burn calories. True story. A new study in the Netherlands found that regular exposure to mild cold may provide a healthy and sustainable alternative strategy for increasing energy expenditure. Researchers found that being cold can significantly improve our calorie-in to calorie-burned ratio. Even if you were to eat more to compensate for this, you likely couldn't eat enough to compensate for that added spending. This will not give you an 8-pack...but if you want some cookies, consider enjoying them outside in the cold. :) Otherwise, it's time to HIT IT...

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