Monthly Archives: January 2015

Show Notes for January 30, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Spinal Manipulation and Blood Flow
  • And Finally, a Story about the Risk of Stroke After Spinal Manipulation

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #495 recorded January 30, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0495.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Spinal Manipulation and Blood Flow

Spinal manipulative treatment is widely used among manual therapists, although knowledge regarding the absolute physiological effects has not been clearly established.

In this study, published in the journal JMPT, 20 healthy male subjects underwent a unilateral high-velocity low-amplitude thrust (HVLAT) to the lumbosacral junction, while the cutaneous blood flow in the corresponding dermatome of the lower limb was monitored.

The results from this study support previous published hypotheses that spinal adjustments outside the region of the sympathetic outflow result in an increase in cutaneous blood flow.

Further studies will be needed to confirm the outcome of this study, and more knowledge is needed regarding the specific neurophysiological effects of spinal manipulation.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754(02)54110-5/abstract

Risk of Stroke After Spinal Manipulation

The purpose of a recent JMPT study was to quantify risk of stroke after chiropractic spinal manipulation, as compared to evaluation by a primary care physician, for Medicare beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain.

This study was a retrospective cohort analysis of a 100% sample of annualized Medicare claims data on 1 157 475 beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with an office visit to either a chiropractor or primary care physician for neck pain. The authors of the study compared hazard of vertebrobasilar stroke and any stroke at 7 and 30 days after office visit using a Cox proportional hazards model.

The study concluded that among Medicare B beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years with neck pain, incidence of vertebrobasilar stroke was extremely low. Small differences in risk between patients who saw a chiropractor and those who saw a primary care physician are probably not clinically significant.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.jmptonline.org/article/S0161-4754%2814%2900267-X/fulltext

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Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.”
– Khalil Gibran

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.

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Show Notes for January 23, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Activity Aging and Function in Older Adults
  • And Finally, a Story about Athletic Activity and Disc Degeneration

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #494 recorded January 23, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0494.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

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And Now for some news ….

Activity Aging and Function in Older Adults

Despite extensive research, the relationship between age and physiological function remains poorly characterized and there are currently no reliable markers of human ageing.

The authors of recent study published in The Journal of Physiology, have studied a cohort of highly and homogeneously active older male and female cyclists aged 55–79 years who it is proposed represent a model for the study of human ageing free from the majority of confounding factors, especially inactivity.

The aim of the study was to identify physiological markers of ageing by assessing the relationship between function and age across a wide range of indices.

The results of this cross-sectional study suggest that even when many confounding variables are removed the relationship between function and healthy ageing is complex and likely to be highly individualistic and that physical activity levels must be taken into account in ageing studies.

The Authors of the study plan to retest their volunteers in five and 10 years, which will provide better information about the ongoing effects of exercise on aging.

But even in advance of those results, said Dr. Harridge, himself almost 50 and an avid cyclist, this study shows that “being physically active makes your body function on the inside more like a young person’s.”

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1113/jphysiol.2014.282863/abstract

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/well/2015/01/07/how-exercise-keeps-us-young/?ref=health&smid=fb-nytimes&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&bicmp=AD&smtyp=aut&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&_r=0&referrer=

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2091327

Athletic Activity and Disc Degeneration

Athletic activity did not put adolescents at an increased risk of developing disc degeneration or disc herniation, according to a presentation at a recent Spine Conference.

This was the finding of results presented of a retrospective, randomized, blinded review at the Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium. Schroeder and colleagues reviewed the medical records of adolescent patients from a single institution between 2004 and 2012 in an attempt to discover whether intense athletic participation had an effect on structural lumbar abnormalities.

The patients were divided into two groups, athletes and non-athletes, with athletes defined as individuals who participated in sports 5 days per week, 20 hours per week or who were on a varsity team. The study included 66 athletes and 48 non-athletes.

Study results showed the overall prevalence of lumbar spine pathology in symptomatic patients was about 55%, according to the lead author.

“However, the rate of spondylosis was significant higher — 32% in the athletes, compared with 2% in the non-athletes. This led to a statistically significant increase in the risk of any lumbar pathology in the athletes compared with the non-athletes.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.healio.com/spine-surgery/lumbar/news/online/%7B0c9977f7-142c-48eb-8d8c-ee5008dfa310%7D/athletic-activity-did-not-increase-early-disc-degeneration-or-herniation-risk-in-adolescents

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you. Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing. Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”
– Thomas Jefferson

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for January 16, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Risk of Traumatic Injury after Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation
  • And Finally, a Story about Medicare’s 2015 Physician Fee Schedule

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #493 recorded January 16, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0493.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues. Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Risk of Traumatic Injury after Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

A recent study was published in the journal Spine to evaluate risk of injury to the head, neck or trunk, in older adults with a neuromusculoskeletal complaint, following an office visit for chiropractic spinal manipulation, as compared to office visit for evaluation by primary care physician.

The risk of physical injury due to spinal manipulation has not been rigorously evaluated for older adults, a population particularly vulnerable to traumatic injury in general.

The authors analyzed Medicare administrative data on Medicare B beneficiaries aged 66-99 with an office visit in 2007 for a neuromusculoskeletal complaint.

Among subjects who saw a chiropractic physician, the likelihood of injury was increased in those with a chronic coagulation defect, inflammatory spondylopathy, osteoporosis, aortic aneurysm and dissection, or long-term use of anticoagulant therapy.

The study concluded that among Medicare beneficiaries aged 66-99 with an office visit risk for a neuromusculoskeletal problem, risk of injury to the head, neck or trunk within 7 days was 76% lower among subjects with a chiropractic office visit as compared to those who saw a primary care physician.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://journals.lww.com/spinejournal/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=9000&issue=00000&article=96925&type=abstract

Medicare’s 2015 Physician Fee Schedule

According to a recent ChiroCode email, on November 13, 2014, the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule was published in the Federal Register.

In order to implement corrections to technical errors discovered after publication of the MPFS rule and process claims correctly, Medicare Administrative Contractors will hold claims containing 2015 services paid under the MPFS for the first 14 calendar days of January 2015 (i.e., Thursday January 1 through Wednesday January 14).

The hold should have minimal impact on provider cash flow as, under current law, clean electronic claims are not paid sooner than 14 calendar days (29 days for paper claims) after the date of receipt.

MPFS claims for services rendered on or before Wednesday Dec 31, 2014 are unaffected by the 2015 claims hold and will be processed and paid under normal procedures and time frames.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.chirocode.com/Holding_of_2015_Date-of-Service_Claims

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As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you. Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

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If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

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While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing. Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”
– Lucille Ball

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for January 9, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Volunteering for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing in April
  • And Finally, a story about New HCPCS Codes to be Implemented in 2015

For HealthBeat, This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #492 recorded January 9, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0492.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues. Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

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Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Volunteer for ICD-10 End-to-End Testing in April
Forms Due January 9

During the week of April 26 through May 1, 2015, a second sample group of providers will have the opportunity to participate in ICD-10 end-to-end testing with Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and the Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) contractor. The goal of end-to-end testing is to demonstrate that:

  • Providers and submitters are able to successfully submit claims containing ICD-10 codes to the Medicare Fee-For          Service (FFS) claims systems
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) software changes made to support ICD-10 result in appropriately          adjudicated claims
  • Accurate remittance advices are produced

Approximately 850 volunteer submitters will be selected to participate in the April end-to-end testing. This nationwide sample will yield meaningful results, since CMS intends to select volunteers representing a broad cross-section of provider, claim, and submitter types, including claims clearinghouses that submit claims for large numbers of providers.

Note: testers who are participating in the January testing are able to test again in April and July without re-applying.

For information about obtaining Volunteer Forms, please surf to our Show Notes – http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Monitoring-Programs/Medicare-FFS-Compliance-Programs/Review-Contractor-Directory-Interactive-Map/

New HCPCS Codes to be Implemented in 2015

Beginning January 5, 2015 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) requires new HCPCS modifiers to be used in place of modifier -59 for all Medicare claims.

These new subset modifiers are known as –X {ESPU} and are defined as follows:

  • XE– separate encounter, a service that is distinct because it occurred during a separate encounter
  • XS – separate structure, a service that is distinct because it was performed on a separate organ/structure
  • XP – separate practitioner, a service that is distinct because it was performed by a different practitioner
  • XU – unusual non-overlapping service, the use of a service that is distinct because it does not overlap usual components of the main service

Modifier is the most widely used HCPCS modifier across the medical profession. As a result, it has been determined that the definition of the 59 modifier is too broad and often used incorrectly. To resolve the misuse of the -59 modifier, the –X {ESPU} modifiers listed above have been established.

It is important to note that commercial payers are not required to make this transition as well and it is unclear at this time if/which payers are implementing this change. CMS will continue to recognize the -59 modifier, but notes that Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) instructions state that the -59 modifier should not be used when a more descriptive modifier is available.

Where the 59 modifier is not generally used on Medicare claims for chiropractic, the impact of this change may be minimal to chiropractic.

However, historically CMS has established the standard for which other payers align with. Providers are encouraged to obtain and review updated LCD (Local Coverage Determination) information and additional publications that may be issued by local Medicare Contractors to be confident of individual requirements for use of these new modifiers.

Additionally, providers should obtain any updated information available from commercial payers to determine which/if other payers are following Medicare’s lead with this change.

Contact your local carrier for specific information.

Surf to our Show Notes for Links – http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads/MM8863.pdf

http://www.chirocode.com/CMS_Announces_New_HCPCS_Modifiers_to_be_Implemented_January_2015

This podcast is made available through the generous donations from our great Listeners, such as You! If you are enjoying these HealthBeat Podcasts, Please surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link.

For information about adding Personalized HealthBeat Podcasts to your office’s Web Site, to help you attract new patients, please Email us at – healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

And remember to surf to our Show Notes, located at http://www.ChiropracticRadio.com

As always, please surf to our Podcast Show Notes at ChiropracticRadio.com for a full listing of web references mentioned in today’s show.

And remember – COT’s Healthbeat always recommends discussing any nutritional or exercise lifestyle modifications with a qualified healthcare professional.

Thank you for listening…. As always, We Want to hear from you. Please send us emails…. Simply surf to our Web Site at ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the Email link.

You can also leave us Voice Mail…. Simply open up your Skype and type in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

If you have an idea for a future Health Segment, please feel free to contact me directly via email …. The address is: healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

We also would appreciate your votes both at Podcastalley.com. If you are enjoying these podcasts, please surf to our HealthBeat homepage and click on the Podcast Alley link and Yahoo links.

If you have a Web Site for your practice and you would like to add content to help attract more patients, please consider adding a Personalized HealthBeat segments to your site. Many listeners are finding this a useful content addition to an Office’s Web Site. For more information, please send me an Email at healthbeat@chiropracticradio.com

While at our Web Site, please remember to consider making a donation to help keep these Podcasts airing. Listener support such as yours, via our PayPal link, does help in allowing us to bring these Podcasts to you weekly.

And please remember to support our sponsors by clicking their links located at ChiropracticRadio.com

Finally, I leave you with the following quote:

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.”
– Moliere

For Chiropractic OnLine Today’s HealthBeat, This has been Dr. Todd Eglow.


Show Notes for January 2, 2015

Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of HealthBeat, Chiropractic OnLine Today’s Health, News and Informational Podcast.

In this week’s news: We’ll Be Looking At –

  • Exercise and DNA
  • And Finally, a Story about Weight Loss and Exercising in Cold Temperatures

For HealthBeat, Wishing Everyone a Safe, Healthy & Prosperous New Year – This is Dr. Todd Eglow!

Welcome to HealthBeat Podcast #491 recorded January 2, 2015.

HealthBeat is Chiropractic OnLine Today’s radio program, providing current news and commentary about Chiropractic and Health.

You can download this week’s Podcast here – http://www.chiropracticradio.com/healthbeat/healthbeat0491.mp3

COT’s HealthBeat is now available on demand on Stitcher Radio – http://app.stitcher.com/browse/feed/31530/details

This week’s Episode is sponsored by Audible Books. Please surf to our web site at www.ChiropracticRadio.com and click on the DaVinci link for your Health and Nutritional needs.

We also would appreciate your passing the word of our Podcasts to your friends and colleagues. Please let everyone know how easy it is to subscribe via the Apple iTunes directory.

If you are interested in creating personalized Healthbeat podcasts for your office or website, to help attract new patients, please surf to our web site and send us an Email ….

…. or Skype us by typing in “healthbeat”, all in small letters.

Twitter – We are always looking to expand our interactivity with you, our loyal Health Community. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with current events about Health, Technology and ME, feel free to surf to – http://www.twitter.com/teglow and click on the Follow link.

Next, we would like to send out a big Thank You to those of you who are linking our Podcast to your home pages…. We do request that you also include a link to our main Podcast Page at www.ChiropracticRadio.com

And as always, a big thank you to our COT HealthBeat Listener community. This podcast is made available thru the generous donations we receive and greatly appreciate. If you could remember to surf to our Web Site and click on the PayPal link to make a monthly donation, even $5-$10, this would be very much welcomed.

Finally, Chiropractic OnLine Today has always provided our news and education content for free and plan on continuing this policy. However, we do request that if you are enjoying these podcasts, that you surf to ChiropracticRadio.com and consider clicking on our PayPal link to make a donation to keep these Podcasts airing. We thank everyone for their continued support.

And Now for some news ….

Exercise and DNA

A study in the journal Epigenetics looked at the connection between Exercise and our DNA.

Regular endurance exercise training induces beneficial functional and health effects in human skeletal muscle. The putative contribution to the training response of the epigenome as a mediator between genes and environment has not been clarified.

The authors of the study investigated the contribution of DNA methylation and associated transcriptomic changes in a well-controlled human intervention study.

Training effects were mirrored by significant alterations in DNA methylation and gene expression in regions with a homogeneous muscle energetics and remodeling ontology.

Moreover, a signature of DNA methylation and gene expression separated the samples based on training and gender. Differential DNA methylation was predominantly observed in enhancers, gene bodies and intergenic regions and less in CpG islands or promoters.

The study concluded that highly consistent and associated modifications in methylation and expression, concordant with observed health-enhancing phenotypic adaptations, are induced by a physiological stimulus.

Surf to our Show Notes for Details – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25484259

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/12/17/how-exercise-changes-our-dna/?action=click&contentCollection=N.Y.+%2F+Region&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article&_r=1

Weight Loss and Exercising in Cold Temperatures

A recent study about to be published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise researched the effects of exercising in cold temperatures may have on weight loss.

Exercise in cold water has been shown to simulate postexercise energy intake (EI) in normal-weight individuals. However, the effect of cold exercise on EI in overweight individuals has yet to be examined.

The present study investigated the effect of brisk walking in a cold (8°C) and neutral (20°C) environment on postexercise EI and appetite hormone responses.

The study concluded that these findings show that in overweight individuals, exercise in the cold stimulates postexercise energy intake to a greater extent than exercise in a neutral environment.

Remember to discuss all Exercise and Nutrition related questions with your Qualified Health Care Provider.

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