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Is Your Work Environment Making You Fat?

Therefore, you work hard for your health and fitness, exercise regularly, stick to your diet plan and try to get the right amount of rest to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and reduce excess weight in the process.

And then came ... another study.

Scientists have discovered another way we gain fat and overweight - which may not be enough. It seems that if we are exposed to environmental light for a long time (the kind we get in modern offices, workplaces and homes), it can cause our bodies to become less efficient at burning energy, with the inevitable result of storing more fat. .

A study reported in the Proceedings of the United States National Academy of Sciences (or PNAS) states that "Increased exposure to light has been associated with obesity in humans and rats". It suggests that this is because our circadian rhythms (the natural rhythms in our bodies that control physical, mental and behavioral changes within 24 hours, which are mainly controlled by light or darkness), disrupt our bodies from spending as much energy they usually do, which promotes weight gain.

They specifically highlight the relationship between this study and weight gain: "Circadian rhythmicity disorders are associated with obesity and related disorders, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease"

It's all about rats and men

This study explains that this behavior was observed when rats were exposed to artificial light to set the number of hours within 5 weeks. The results clearly show that mice exposed to the longest light have 'a much higher fat composition'. although the diet is the same for mice exposed to this type of light for a reduced time.

It seems that the problem with being exposed to environmental light for extended periods of time is that our body's natural rhythms become confused. It's 'a mistake' leading to weight gain as a direct result of our body starting to consume less energy, than other factors such as an increase in our appetite, or feel we need to simplify physical activity.

To get a bit more technical, the decrease in energy consumed by our body has been reduced to light affecting the level of brown adipose tissue (BAT) activity - the tissue in the body that plays an important role in converting energy from food to heat. So basically the more light we have, the less efficient this tissue works, so our bodies change less energy. And we all know what the body does with energy that is not converted from food - it's easily stored for later ... especially around the stomach. As fat.

So what does this mean for us? Well, if nothing else, it is a good stimulus to get rid of our backs for beginners, and to go further into the light of nature and into nature. At least this will take us physically. Exactly how this exposure to artificial light increases your waistline is hard to say, but one thing's for sure - sitting around in any environment with long-term artificial lighting can't be healthy for one's body, one's mind, or one's soul. .


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