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.
Robin Miller, MD, a Sharecare Advisory Board Member, currently practices internal medicine and serves as the medical director of Triune Integrative Medicine, a highly innovative Integrative Medicine clinic in Medford, OR.