Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Life 101: Exercise is the way to waste (not burn!) all that extra energy

Luckily, the human ingenuity that invented agriculture and division of labor and supply chains and fridges that made is sooo easy to ingest more calories than we need to keep ourselves alive also invented a way to waste calories – or, should I say, “burn” calories: exercise. Calories are energy, and energy only gets transferred,…...

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Life 101: Regular sauna exposure does promote weight loss

Being the smart creature that you are, and having learned that losing weight is akin to losing your money in the bank when you use it faster than you get, you are already doing the math: so… can you waste more energy without putting in the effort by chilling in a sauna? Theoretically, it’s not…...

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