Improving Motivation of Treadmill Exercise for Reducing the Body Weight by Decreasing the Environmental Temperature in a Hamster Model (A Hypothesis)
Department of Primatology and Multidiciplinary Program, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dwi Atmoko Agung Nugroho
Department of Primatology and Multidiciplinary Program
Bogor Agricultural University, Jalan Lodaya II/5, Bogor
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 03, 2017; Accepted date: June 14, 2017; Published date: June 16, 2017
Citation: Nugroho DAA (2017) Improving Motivation of Treadmill Exercise for Reducing the Body Weight by Decreasing the Environmental Temperature in a Hamster Model (A Hypothesis). J Obes Weight Loss Ther 7: 341. doi:10.4172/2165-7904.1000341
Copyright: © 2017 Nugroho DAA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A hamster was put into a 0.5 m diameter treadmill apparatus. Decreasing environmental temperature by 5 degrees (30-25°C) had motivated the subject to walk as far as 5019 m for 2 hr 55 min (8:57-11:52) and resulted in a decrease in body weight of 3.03 grams (27.45-24.42 g). We found also that lower environmental temperatures are better for motivating the subject for activity than higher temperatures. These results shown that decreasing environmental temperature could be a useful technique to motivate a treadmill exercise in decreasing body weight for an obesity case.