The body burns calories when cold by expending energy to heat itself and anything ingested to 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The amount of calories burned to raise the temperature is small.
The body expends about eight calories after drinking a glass of ice water to raise the liquid to the body's internal temperature, according to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. This is not a significant way to reduce overall calories.
There is some evidence that reducing the temperature of fatty areas of the body alters the type of fatty deposits found to make fat reduction easier, according to Sarah Knapton, Science Editor for The Telegraph.Learn More
Both frowning and smiling burn calories. However, they each only burn a tiny fraction of a calorie in every instance. Both frowning and smiling require muscle movement, and any muscle movement requires the use of caloric energy.Full Answer >
According to HowStuffWorks.com, laughing and smiling burn calories. It explains that every action, including automated body functions like breathing or the heart's beating as well as voluntary actions like walking results in burning calories. HowStuffWorks.com further states that the body burns calories even while sleeping or resting.Full Answer >
A person burns more calories when ill because the job of fighting disease requires additional energy, according to Scientific American. Eat well, but do not overeat when ill; the body is naturally an efficient machine for converting food to energy, and excess food to fat.Full Answer >
The human body burns calories at all times, even while sleeping. Energy is constantly expended to sustain basic life support functions. The amount of energy required is represented as the person's basal metabolic rate.Full Answer >