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Is It Cold Enough for You?

By Tom Herrin

When it comes to preferred climate, the responses are often all over the map.  Some think they are freezing at 70 while others are burning up at 60.  For some, it may depend on where they grew up and what kind of experience they had with the weather.  For others, it doesn't matter where they are from, they just have a low tolerance for certain temps.  It is great if someone can do well in all different kinds of temperatures.  Some who study such things have found that various ranges of temperatures support activities better than others.  In general, it has long been believed that people do best when living in a temperature range of 60 to 80 degrees.

Is Sleep an Activity?

Speaking of activities, a question may be posed about whether or not sleep is considered one.  Those who have trouble with sleeping may be interested in some studies regarding the effects of temperatures and sleep.  It is believed that sleep may very well be influenced by temps and that the range of 65 to 72 degrees is considered to be best.  Apparently some levels of the sleep cycle are negatively affected when it is too warm.  For many, the notion of settling down under a comforter or blanket brings some kind of feeling of security.

Who Wants the Most for Their Effort in Losing Weight?

When people are trying to lose weight, most of them want to lose it fast right now.  That way they can go back to bad eating habits sooner.  The reality is that there may be a right way, right time, and right temperature for such an undertaking.  It is thought that the prime range is from 64 to 67 degrees.  That does not leave much room for creativity.  For those who are a little more ambitious, it seems that shivering from the cold may cause the body to burn calories at an accelerated rate.  It may be a good thing to try for short periods of time.

Find What Works for You

We all have different needs and things that work for us.  I have always particularly enjoyed it when it is cold enough for me to have some heavy quilts over me.  There is something about it that seems to help me sleep better.  As a result, I like the idea of maintaining a colder room at night.  For me, it works well.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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