Can Coffee Help You Lose Weight Other Recent Weight Loss News

Can Coffee Help You Lose Weight Other Recent Weight Loss News

Wouldn’t it be great of your morning coffee fix came with a side of weight loss? According to a new study published by the University of Nottingham, you might just be in luck.

As reported by CNN, the coffee you consume might help your body jump into fat-fighting mode. Coffee seems to do this by stimulating a particular type of your fat reserves known as brown adipose tissue. These types of fat reserves influence our ability to burn calories. Brown fat cells help generate heat while white fat cells store fat as energy — and well, fat.

More research is necessary to fully determine the link, but the results are promising.

“…we now need to ascertain that caffeine as one of the ingredients in the coffee is acting as the stimulus or if there’s another component helping with the activation of brown fat,” Symonds said. “Once we have confirmed which component is responsible for this, it could potentially be used as part of a weight-management regime or as part of glucose regulation program to help prevent diabetes.”

CNN.com: Could coffee help you lose weight? New research suggests a fat-busting effect

Lose Weight Hiking — And Boost Your Mental Health

If you want to get in some extra exercise in a way that also boosts your mental and overall health, consider going for a hike. Exercising outdoors comes with some extra health benefits than other forms of exercise. And according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and reported by Newsday, walking in nature is especially beneficial.

“…researchers found that participants who walked in a parklike environment reported lower levels of rumination — brooding over past negative actions and experiences — than those who walked near a busy street, and that an area of their brains linked to risk for mental illness had less neural activity.

Newsday: Experts say hiking good for exercise, mental health – and losing weight

9 Apps That Help You Lose Weight

Managing your weight is a lot more complicated than simply downloading an app; however, PC Magazine just published a list entitled 9 Weight Loss Apps to Help You Shed the Pounds. They range from diet and calorie trackers to pre-configured workout programs all designed to help you lose weight.

Do you struggle to lose weight?

Have you noticed that it is harder than ever to lose weight? Are you working out harder than ever and managing your diet and still not achieving the success you want? As we get older, our bodies hang onto more and more weight thanks to declines in hormone levels. At SDBody, we look at your entire approach to losing weight, from diet to exercise to hormonal balance so you can look and feel your best.

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