Chilling Out

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The New York Times

Science

by C. Clairborne Ray

Q. Will you burn more calories sitting down at your desk if the thermostat is turned down?

A. Yes, caloric expenditure will increase if one stays lightly dressed, but not much, said Wayne Askew, director of the division of nutrition at the University of Utah. A more effective way would be to walk up and down a few flights of stairs, he said.

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