Summers are ideal for losing weight and winters are meant to laze around. Perhaps that's why people tend to put on more weight during winters. At least that's what this article from Daily Mail says. Apparently, way back in our ancestors’ time, usually the winter months were associated with famine. So that the lack of food may not affect us, we were genetically programmed to increase fat stores in autumn to help us survive — this theory being called the ‘thrifty gene hypothesis’. In our time, however there is an abundance of food and no famine; so we don't need the extra fat. So get off from that couch and make a few healthy lifestyle changes. Especially sit less, exercise more and pay attention towards each morsel that goes into your mouth.
(Guest Post by Smitha)
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