Am I burning calories when I shiver?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
Shivering does burn calories. When you shiver, your body makes irisin, a hormone secreted during exercise. Irisin converts white fat to brown or good fat. Watch as Robin Miller, MD, explains the benefits.

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