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Fat is a better insulator, but muscle is what creates the heat. The more muscle one has, the more heat they generate, but the heat dissipates quickly without any insulation (fat). Arctic seals have a lot of fat on the outside of their body but a large central core of dense muscle, enabling them to get warm and stay that way.

If one has a high amount of body fat and low muscle mass, one will slowly become cold and take a long time to heat back up. If one is the opposite (e.g., high muscle and low fat) one will get cold fast but heat up quickly.

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