Curious Kids: if our bodies are happy at 37℃, why do we feel so unhappy when it's too hot outside?
By Christian Moro, Associate Professor of Science & Medicine, Bond University
Charlotte Phelps, PhD Student, Bond University
How come the inside of your body is happy at 37 degrees but when the outside temperature is 37 degrees your body is very unhappy? — Patrick, aged 8.
Great question, Patrick!
You’re right. Most people’s bodies are happiest when their inside temperature sits around a nice 36.5-37.5℃. These temperatures allow your body to work the best.
But your body temperature does go through small changes. It can be a bit lower when you’re asleep.…
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- Thursday, May 27, 2021