08/02/2013 09:51 GMT

Weekly Wellbeing: 7 Reasons Cold Weather Is Good For You (PICTURES)

As the temperatures take a turn for the worse and the entire HuffPost UK office drowns in what we have creatively dubbed the "flunami", what better topic for our 'weekly wellbeing' segment than the cold weather?

Even if the country does look lovely covered in snow, it can hard to be positive about winter when record number of Brits are being struck down with the winter vomiting bug and the rest of us are fighting cold and flu symptoms.

With this in mind HuffPost Healthy Living (our bigger, older American sibling) have pulled together a list of the health benefits of cold weather, which we're pleased to share with you.

From burning calories to reducing inflammation these are sure to get you feeling positive about the cold climate. But admittedly, we still can't wait for summer to arrive.

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