Cold Feet?


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Ever since my roommate told me that the temperature of your feet regulates your body temperature, I have always made sure that if I wanted not to be cold, I would wear closed toed shoes and if I wanted to be warm, I would wear my feet out. I really believe this is true but only because my roommate is very intelligent, I never thought to research why this is true until this class.

So this is what I found out. Our feet are ideally suited to help control our body temperature for a few reasons. Your feet has specialized blood vessels that can be opened up, which causes a large blood flow. They therefore can produce a lot of heat quickly.  On the other side your feet are at the end of our limbs and don't have much muscle, (because muscles produce heat) so your feet can cool down much faster than other areas of your body.

Also your wrist share the same characteristics as your feet with the large blood flow but less muscle so your wrist as well controls your body temperature.  So the next time your feeling a little warm you can simply roll up your sleeves.

 

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I've always known about how a lot of your body heat is released through your feet, but I never knew it was the same for your wrists. Very cool! Also, about 40% of your body heat can escape from your head, so if you want to stay warm be sure to wear a hat too!

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