How cashmere gloves can save you $2,500 in the cold
Cashmere gloves are designed to keep you warm in the most cold conditions, but a new study suggests they can save up to $2.5,000 a year.
The study of more than 20,000 women and men found women and women over the age of 40 have lower temperatures and lower body heat levels than their counterparts in the 20-to-40-year-old age bracket.
“There is definitely a correlation between how cold it is and how much warmer the skin feels,” said lead researcher Dr. Susan Sall, a physician and researcher at the University of Washington.
“If you have a warmer skin, you’ll feel more comfortable.”
The researchers found that women over 40 were found to have warmer skin than their 20- to 40-year olds.
“In our study, the women with the warmer skin had lower body temperatures than the women without the warmer [skin] and higher body temperatures and a lower body temperature,” Dr. Sall said.
The findings were published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
It’s not just cold weather that can save money.
Dr. Dina Shiffrin, who co-authored the study with her husband Dr. James Shiffin, a pediatrician, said the cold is also associated with a decrease in the number of calories people burn.
“A lot of people, for whatever reason, just don’t consume enough calories and they are not exercising, so it’s an even bigger issue,” Dr, Shifflin said.
“You’re going to want to be active because it helps your immune system and your metabolism.”
Dr. Shifflen said the study’s findings highlight the importance of exercise, but also exercise is not always the answer.
“The research shows that if you don’t exercise, your body will not burn calories,” Dr Sall explained.
“Even if you are able to get a brisk walk and exercise, you’re going on a treadmill.
So if you want to stay warm and you want your body to get as warm as possible, exercise is essential.”
Dr Shifflins study found that men and women who are not currently exercising were less likely to be obese, and more likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypertension, osteoarthritis, heart disease, and other health problems.
“When people are not active, their metabolism is slower, and you can actually have some health problems because your metabolism is not efficient,” Dr Shiffle said.
Dr. Sill said it’s not always a simple answer to exercise, and that the study doesn’t prove it.
“We do not know if exercise is a substitute for exercise,” she said.
“There is evidence that exercise may have some benefit to lowering blood pressure and heart rates, and it’s important to note that these are things that happen with exercise as well.”
The study also found women with lower body-temperature levels were more likely than those with warmer skin to be at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
“This is a problem because you need to make sure that your body gets enough energy from the rest of the food you eat to make the energy for energy-producing cells to make your cells work properly,” Dr Dina said.
But it’s easy to find other ways to increase your body temperature.
“Some people think that just doing more exercise is going to do it, and if that is true, that doesn’t work,” Dr Sealy said.
A key to reducing your risk of becoming obese is to get enough sleep, she added.
“What you’re really looking at is a lifestyle that is supporting your body,” Dr Niles said.