The inevitable result of loosing seasonal variation is obesity and chronic disease. As proof, he doesn’t point only do the population of his home state, which ranks at number five of the most obese states in the nation, but also to the fact that our pets are fat, too. “The only two animals in the world that suffer chronic obesity are humans and the pets we keep at home”, he says. “There’s a connection”.
The key to fixing the problem, according to Cronise, is to artificially introduce seasons back into our lives. Drawing on the growing literature on brown fat and metabolic analysis, he prescribed himself daily hour-long walks in sub-6O degree temperatures along With moderate exercise and calorie restriction. In the course of just 6 months, from June to November, he dropped almost 40 pounds.