Lose weight faster
Bears’ winterlong fasting helps them lose about 20 percent of their pudge. Your variation: intermittent fasting. Eat only during an eight-hour window each day.
Shake it off
Dave Garshelis, a bear expert with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, notes that hibernating bears do a lot of shivering, which preserves muscle tone. Similarly, human fidgeting can burn 350 calories a day. And a Japanese study showed that setting the thermostat at 62 degrees impacts your metabolism and could cause significant fat loss in six weeks. Hey, Boo Boo, spring is just around the corner!