Reasons the Cold Doesn’t Suck: For those who needed some motivation to make it until May.
It Makes You Slim
The cold is like steroids for your brown (good) fat. The colder you are, the more brown fat you generate. Fortunately for your winter bod, that means metabolic balance, lower blood sugar levels and less bad fat, like that inner-tube around your grandpapa’s gut.
It Makes You Happy
Cold water jolts the happy place in your brain, and if you’re suffering from depression, it’s particularly useful, releasing a combo platter of hormones and endorphins — including an antidepressant called noradrenalin.
It Makes Radical Waves
Cold Alaskan air makes for some righteous Hawaiian waves. Most of the year, Hawaii’s surf comes from New Zealand. But during the winter months, hurricane-strength storms in the north Pacific result in Hawaiian swells that can reach 60 feet.
Just like your fridge, your life requires an occasional deep clean. According to therapist Ryan Howes, “For many, Facebook is the online ambassador representing your life, your interests and your relationships to any curious passerby. If your ex is prominently displayed, what is your ambassador telling the world?” It’s telling the world, of course, that you’re living in the past. Leaving them up likely means you’re holding onto hope that you’ll get back together, or are afraid of hurting their feelings. But breaking up with someone means their feelings are no longer your concern. In fact, Howes says, taking down the photos might actually help you move on. In 2019, a clean breakup means breaking up on social too.