Previously it was assumed that a stable temperature, for example, is achievable in a heated or air-conditioned environment, is the main cofactor of comfort, health and outstay stress. However, a new study shows that slight coolness, and most importantly, temperature fluctuations, might have a greater positive effect on the human body.
The impact of the environment when the air temperature a little bit below, slightly above, useful in the management of major metabolic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, concludes a new study conducted by a team of scientists under the leadership of Wouter van Marken of the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). The results of the work publishes Tandfonline.
It shows that the effect of temperature in buildings outside the range of standard comfort 21 – 22 degrees Celcius (slightly colder and slightly warmer) increases metabolism and energy consumption, which can help in the fight against obesity. For those who suffer from diabetes type 2, the deviation from a constant temperature on the metabolism of glucose, showed that after 10 days of the experiment, insulin sensitivity increased by 40 percent than before the experiment. These results in diabetes treatment comparable to the best available pharmaceuticals.
Ideally, if the weather is favorable, you need to spend more time outdoors, where there are always fluctuations in temperature.
As a result of these received positive results, the study authors argue that the living conditions in modern buildings, such as homes and offices, needs to be dynamic and to enable different temperatures to provide a more healthy environment and reduce the risk of developing various diseases. Such measures must go hand in hand with the classic factors of a healthy lifestyle: balanced diet and exercise.