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I am married to the love of my life and am finally able to shower him with all of the attention he deserves. I am now retired and living the life here in Europe. I am an American, he is an Australian, and this is our second overseas address. The first was Shanghai, China and now Munich, Germany. Come along and live the life with us as we continue our adventure of discovering all Europe has to offer.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

IT'S THE MOUNTAIN LIFE FOR ME!


Should we decide to remain in Germany at the end of 2010, we've finally decided to move towards the Alps.  At first it was an aestheitc decision, but after reading "The Local" on Feb. 12th, it is clear that I am destined to be an Alpine resident.

Researchers from Ludwig Maximilian University, here in Munich, recently completed a study that found that individuals living in the Alps at an elevation of about 2,600 meters near the top of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain,  for one week, led to an average weight loss of 1.5 kg for all 20 participants.

But the BEST news is that they kept the weight off when they were measured FOUR WEEKS after coming down from the mountain.

It appears that the thinner air on the mountain top increased their metabolic rate.  That means they burned energy faster.  But even BETTER was that their appetites were suppressed so that they ate less.

No need to look any further.  I'm SOLD!

2 comments:

Jul said...

That never seems to work for me. Probably all the fondue I seem to scarf down at those altitudes...

Bachelor said...

Its off to the Alps then, is it? Wow. That is way too cool about weight loss. Congrats on your decision. I hope the move goes smoothly for you. Have a great weekend! :) The Bach