HOW DOES CRYOTHERAPY HELP SUPPORT WEIGHT LOSS?
For long-lasting results when it comes to weight loss, the core principals are to establish good habits around what you eat and how you stay active, as well as maintain a positive outlook on your overall health and wellness.
However, to support and aid your weight management journey, there are treatments which can help you achieve your weight loss goals.
A non-evasive process based on the ancient process of using low temperatures to stimulate your body, cryotherapy can be partnered with your exercise and diet plans to deliver amazing weight management results.
Supporting your weight loss goals at -85°c
Harnessing the power of super zero temperatures, cryotherapy can support in burning calories to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Essentially, using cryotherapy to help with weight management places your body in survival mode to combat the cold temperatures you’re being subject to. This boosts your metabolism to generate more energy to stay warm by burning calories. A single session of cryotherapy can help burn up to 500 calories.
Research suggests that the use of cryotherapy can aid weight management. A 2018 study found that long-term cryotherapy can lead to an overall loss in weight, most notably around the waist. Other studies suggest that cryotherapy and weight loss is most effective when combined with other weight management strategies, such as exercise.
How cryotherapy and weight loss works
Cryotherapy and weight loss is all to do with boosting your basal metabolic rate, which in turn helps expend energy and burn calories. Your basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy your body uses when resting in a temperature and environment it is comfortable.
When your body is exposed to extremely low temperatures for a short burst of time, your metabolic rate has to adjust and increase as it reacts to the change in environment – the rate goes up to keep your body warm. By doing this, your metabolism is stimulated and needs to burn more energy (which is also burning calories) to stay warm.
As well as burning calories whilst undergoing the treatment, your metabolic rate also has to increase when your cryotherapy sessions is complete to help return your body back to the temperature it should be. This also helps burn more calories, despite the actual therapy being over!
Alongside burn calories, cryotherapy also triggers a chemical ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction in your body which generates endorphins and adrenaline, and also boosts energy levels to leave you feeling revitalised and reinvigorated.
Cryotherapy, exercise and a healthy diet
Cryotherapy shouldn’t be the only action you take to work towards your weight loss goals. To achieve effective and long-last weight management, the treatment should be enjoyed alongside establishing healthy habits in your nutrition and exercise plans.
Keeping active and having a healthy diet are the cornerstones of weight loss. By partnering this with cryotherapy treatment, you can help burn more calories, boost your metabolism and leave yourself feeling refresh and reinvigorated.
At Fire & Ice, we offer whole-body, dry cryotherapy packages to help you not only achieve your weight management goals, but also improve your overall health and wellbeing. Start your wellness journey with us and book your appointment today.