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Pick and Choose the Right Temperature for Health

By Tom Herrin

There are not a lot of things that may be easily managed by controlling the temperature, but there are some that may respond quite well.  When people try to be more efficient with whatever they do, finding something they may be able to control to make it better can be big.  Some studies have been done on the effects of temperature on normal activities that people do.  As a result, they may be able to improve their quality of life by trying a few simple things.  For many years, it has been generally thought that the optimal temperature range for people to exist in is from 60 to 80 degrees.  If this is true, there may be optimal ranges for many of the activities they do as well.

There Is No Substitute for Sleep

Even though many people have tried to prove they can effectively go without sleep, it has often been at the risk of health and safety.  People may require different amounts of sleep, but everyone needs it at some kind of minimal level.  Studies have found that an ideal temperature range for sleeping may be 65 to 72 degrees.  For some, this is just enough to cause them to snuggle down at night and avoid tossing and turning.  Sweating a lot at night tends to interfere with good levels of sleep.

Losing Weight Is No Different

Anytime someone wants to lose weight, they will have to make some kind of a sacrifice.  This will involve cutting calories or changing their diet, at the least.  For many, they may increase their exercise.  It has been observed that when people try to lose weight, there may be a prime range of temperatures for them to do so.  This is believed to be from 64 to 67 degrees.  This is exact enough that there may be something to it.  For those brave enough to try, it is thought that shivering can increase the rate at which they burn calories by several times.

Make Good Choices

Most of the time, when I think about making the best choices, I think about tough ones.  Deciding about temperatures is an easy one.  It doesn't take much effort.  Since I have had lots of issues with sleeping, I began some years ago trying to address it by turning down the thermostat before I go to bed.  For me, it seems to work well.  I find that I am able to sleep better for longer when I do this.  If you are anything like me, you may want to give it a try.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Carmel, Ind.

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