Monday, July 22, 2013

I like the themostat set at 70, my wife likes it at 73...

And now I know why!  Surprise, surprise...it's because women perceive their bodies to be colder, and research confirms that their extremities actually are:
But in 1998, researchers at the University of Utah added a layer of subtlety to science's understanding of gender and body temperature. As had been found in previous studies, the researchers observed women tended to possess higher core temperatures than men (97.8 °F vs. 97.4 °F). Their hands, however, were consistently colder. A lot colder. While men registered an average hand temperature of 90 °F, the mean hand temperature for women was just 87.2 °F.
 The reason for the difference is pretty interesting, and is available for you to read about here.