Cognitive Friday got some interesting data about who is always hot and who is always cold. As most of us would have guessed, women are much more likely to be cold than men. (As I type this my hands are freezing!) Thin people and young people are also more likely to be cold.
One related theory I heard is that women have a much smaller range of "comfortable" temperatures because their bodies need to be able to regulate a fetus’ temperature. I no longer believe this one because the one thing I really loved about being pregnant was always having warm hands! So obviously I was much warmer when I was pregnant than when I’m not pregnant.
Cognitive Friday also discovered that exercise didn’t change people’s answers at all which surprised me. I wonder if you could measure muscle mass if that would coorelate to feeling warmer like being overweight does?
Do you fit the data? If not, how are you different?