Core body temperaturesistock/VisualCommunications A study done by the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that while both men and women’s core temperatures fluctuated throughout the day, women’s core temperatures were consistently higher. You would think that would mean women are warmer, but it actually means they are more sensitive to colder temperatures since they are used to being warm. Try these foods that boost your body heat.
Colder extremitiesistock/golubovy You might often see women rubbing their hands together to warm up. That’s because, on average, women’s hands and feet tend to be three degrees colder than men’s. The reason this happens is because women are actually better at conserving heat than men. Their bodies pull the heat back to their organs to conserve warmth when it is cold.
Metabolismistock/Mikolette Men’s metabolisms, on average, run 23 percent higher than women’s. The speed of your metabolism is how quickly your body burns food to give you the fuel it needs. This process causes the body to heat up. Since men’s metabolisms run at a higher rate, their bodies are warmer because they are burning more calories. Women's metabolisms run slower, therefore burning calories at a slower speed and not warming their bodies up as much. Try these easy tips to jump start your metabolism.
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