from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Generation or production of heat, especially by physiological processes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The generation of heat in an organism, especially by biochemical means
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The production of heat; specifically, the production of heat in the human body by physiological processes.
When you eat spicy foods, it leads to a process called "thermogenesis" - in other words, heat generation.
Typically, fat that isn’t burned to produce body heat is stored on our hips, thighs, stomach, and so on the body-heat process is called thermogenesis.
Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, a professor of human biology at the Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands, estimates that boosting the body's heat-generating ability, a process known as thermogenesis, could help people burn as much as 5% to 10% additional calories.
This phenomenon is called adaptive thermogenesis, which is defined as increase or decrease in energy expenditure in response to overfeeding or underfeeding or even temperature change.
I suspect there is a lot of energy required there and it has to come from somewhere… who knows, there may be a connection between that and increased thermogenesis, that is worth tackling too.
By accelerating the breakdown of released fats, your body generates heat, also known as thermogenesis, which ultimately leads to increased calorie burning.
Brown fat's role in heat generation, also known as thermogenesis, has been extensively studied by animal physiologists.
Green Tea works my increasing your "thermogenesis" which is the heat production your body makes.
This process is called dietary induced thermogenesis.
The scientific term for fidgeting—nonexercise activity thermogenesis NEAT for short—was coined in a study conducted at the Mayo Clinic, which concluded that someone who fidgets can burn up to 350 calories more a day than someone who is stationary.
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