Making friends could shrink your waistline!
When mice moved from a limited social environment to one with 15-20 mates, they shed 50% of their belly fat in four weeks. Their white fat – the stuff that causes pudge – turned into brown fat, a type that burns calories. More research is needed on humans, but stepping up your social life might pay off. Fill your calendar with anything from walking, bike rides or Zumba classes to a discovering a whole new hobby.