In the summer season, when the temperature reaches more than 98°F, overheating problems for all of us become a widespread issue. With these high temperatures creating so many issues, we get to hear that they are crucially important for our body. But the question here is why our body’s comfortable temperatures are always lower in comparison to our human body temperatures?
Our bodies create heat through our moving muscles. While our body should be maintaining a specific temperature, too much heat and less heat can both be dangerous for many reasons. Enzymatic functions may stop working if there’s too much or too little heat in the body. So the body needs to maintain a proper balance. Our body uses many processes such as exhaling warm air, sweating and having warm blood run close to the skin’s surface to cool it down. So, our bodies are continually trying to maintain heat and cold balance.
Humidity can also affect the process of our body, maintaining heat and cold balance.
Our metabolism systems also affect our bodies’ reactions to heat and cold. Typically speaking, If you’re more active and the more mass muscle you have in your body, the better and healthy metabolic system you’re likely to have. E.g., if you have a super healthy metabolism, you will feel much better even in hot temperatures, while a person with a weaker metabolism will feel super hot as hell on the same temperature.
So, the bottom line for the majority of people in most cases is, the temperature around you is going to be too hot for your body to tolerate if you are not healthy. Your body becomes too hot because of the natural heat it creates within the body, which is necessary for you to survive. However, your body temperature also depends on many other facts like the clothes you’re wearing and if there’s wind or if you’re dehydrated.
To sum this up, the reason why our body’s comfortable air temperature is always lower than the human body’s temperature is that we keep on producing heat from the body and combining that with natural heat, plus the clothes we wear also provide some more heat. These factors make our body’s temperature always higher than the comfortable air temperature.