low temperatureMisunderstandings between the spouses or partners regarding the best room temperature are quite common. At that, as a rule women tend to set up a higher room temperature, but men want the room to be chillier. Why is it so? The scientists at the UK’s University of Portsmouth asked the same question and conducted a series of researches in order to find an answer. It turned out that women are way more vulnerable to low temperatures than men, that’s why it is much harder for women to stand on cold weather.

The first hypothesis why women feel cold more often than men was based on the specifics of overall body fat spread in male and female body. As a rule, men have more body fat and, what’s more common – larger amount of muscles, which can play a role of natural protection from cold weather and the effects of low temperatures. At that, many women also may have quite good amounts of fat deposits, however, in female body they are stored in more specific areas: abdominal, hips, buttocks and so on. In addition to this, it was found out that women have more problems with maintaining normal blood flow which, in particular, causes cold feet and hands.

feel coldAfter a series of tests and studies, the team found out that today’s women have an average 0.4C higher body temperature than men. At the same time, the temperature of ladies’ hand is in average 2.8C lower than the one of men. That is why women usually feel colder than guys. Besides, the studies have shown that our body temperature is linked to such condition as tiresome, and the more tired we are, the lower our body temperature tends to go.

It is possible to add also such factors as body mass and thyroid “Girls really do feel the cold more than guys – but only because they are better at conserving heat,” says Mark Newton, one of the research group leaders, to the Daily Telegraph. “Women have a less evenly distributed fat layer and can pull all their blood back to their core organs,” he adds. That is why all women need to master a number of very efficient techniques to protect themselves from negative effects of low temperatures.

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