With much of Montana experiencing a little stretch of severe cold weather, I've got some good news out of Australia. A new study conducted there found that the cold, much like exercise, helps produce a good kind of fat in your body that burns calories:

According to a new study out of the University of Sydney in Australia, shivering for 10 to 15 minutes burns as many calories as an hour of moderate exercise. Researchers in the study found that being cold and working out both produce something in your body called "brown fat", which is effective in burning calories.

This is the latest study to find a connection between being cold and losing weight. A few weeks ago, a study out of the Netherlands also found that working in the cold can raise your metabolism.

More information at The Daily Mail.