A new research has pointed out that leading a busy life with plenty of friends can help people stay fit by improving the levels of brown fat in the body.
According to scientists, when we lead a busy social life, it stimulates a brain chemical which converts white fat into brown. Essentially, white fat is a storehouse of calories, while brown fat burns calories to generate heat.
A study conducted on mice pointed out the benefits of staying in a community as such mice were able to shed 50% of the weight on their abdomen in just 4 weeks despite eating more than the mice that lived in seclusion.
US study author Dr Matthew During, said: "I'm still amazed. The amount that comes off is far more than you would get with a treadmill. It's usually hard to induce the switch from white to brown fat."