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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
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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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