Skirts and health?

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skirtedbrit
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Skirts and health?

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A recent BBC programme 'Trust me I'm a doctor' featured a piece that could be relevant to us skirt wearers.
When we are born our bodies have a large proportion of brown fat cells which burn up calories to keep our small bodies warm. As we grow up we lose much of this brown fat except to an area around our neck. The presenter (a doctor) had her arm cooled and we saw before and after thermal infrared images clearly showing how cooling activated the brown fat cells. The argument was that increased calorie burn had potential to control weight and have benefits for diabetics. If medicine could enhance this process then substantial health benefits could be achieved.
As a skirt wearing hill walker could the large area of cooling on my legs be doubly stimulating for this effect? I was out walking the day of the programme in temperatures of about 7c for over 5 hours.
I have always noticed the benefits of hill walking both physically and mentally but could this be another effect which may have helped me to control my (genetic) diabetes? There appears to be a negative effect of trouser wearing on the testes, so skirt wearing could be doubly benefical for us guys!
The arguments for men wearing skirts get stronger all the time.

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skirtedbrit wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:34 am
A recent BBC programme 'Trust me I'm a doctor' featured a piece that could be relevant to us skirt wearers.
When we are born our bodies have a large proportion of brown fat cells which burn up calories to keep our small bodies warm. As we grow up we lose much of this brown fat except to an area around our neck. The presenter (a doctor) had her arm cooled and we saw before and after thermal infrared images clearly showing how cooling activated the brown fat cells. The argument was that increased calorie burn had potential to control weight and have benefits for diabetics. If medicine could enhance this process then substantial health benefits could be achieved.
As a skirt wearing hill walker could the large area of cooling on my legs be doubly stimulating for this effect? I was out walking the day of the programme in temperatures of about 7c for over 5 hours.
I have always noticed the benefits of hill walking both physically and mentally but could this be another effect which may have helped me to control my (genetic) diabetes? There appears to be a negative effect of trouser wearing on the testes, so skirt wearing could be doubly benefical for us guys!
The arguments for men wearing skirts get stronger all the time.
Sounds all the more reason to me! We could market the denim ones as "legless shorts" to those scared to use the 's' word :mrgreen:

Reason for edit : typo :wink:
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Some years ago there was an article in I believe the Scottish Guardian or so. It revered to research executed by a Dutch doctor with the Erasmus Universiteit who had done research on the effects of skirt wearing, or as it was for Scotland kilt wearing, and indicated that such would be much healthier. I'm not sure if I've downloaded it.

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Gusto10 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Some years ago there was an article in I believe the Scottish Guardian or so. It revered to research executed by a Dutch doctor with the Erasmus Universiteit who had done research on the effects of skirt wearing, or as it was for Scotland kilt wearing, and indicated that such would be much healthier. I'm not sure if I've downloaded it.
I'd love to have a copy of that to show my beloved wife. Though I'm not sure it would make a difference. :(

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Greenboots, YOH's opposition is likely emotionally based and no amount of logical argument will make even a dent in that opposition. I know. I have come across many articles advocating male skirt wearing and MOH isn't even remotely interested in looking at them. I have tried to interest her in them to no avail. So don't get your hopes up.
I believe in offering every assistance short of actual help but then mainly just want to be left to be myself in all my difference and uniqueness.

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greenboots wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Gusto10 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Some years ago there was an article in I believe the Scottish Guardian or so. It revered to research executed by a Dutch doctor with the Erasmus Universiteit who had done research on the effects of skirt wearing, or as it was for Scotland kilt wearing, and indicated that such would be much healthier. I'm not sure if I've downloaded it.
I'd love to have a copy of that to show my beloved wife. Though I'm not sure it would make a difference. :(
Will try to retrieve it: https://repub.eur.nl/pub/67542

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Gusto10 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:58 pm
greenboots wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:23 pm
Gusto10 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:32 pm
Some years ago there was an article in I believe the Scottish Guardian or so. It revered to research executed by a Dutch doctor with the Erasmus Universiteit who had done research on the effects of skirt wearing, or as it was for Scotland kilt wearing, and indicated that such would be much healthier. I'm not sure if I've downloaded it.
I'd love to have a copy of that to show my beloved wife. Though I'm not sure it would make a difference. :(
Will try to retrieve it: https://repub.eur.nl/pub/67542
Sounds good enough to me!! :bom:
The Artist Formerly Known As Kilty :mrgreen:

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