Curious Kids: why do we shiver when we feel cold?

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Our bodies like to be nice and warm, usually around 37°C. This allows our internal functions to work at their best. But our bodies are constantly losing heat to the outside air. When it’s cold outside, or if we jump into a cold swimming pool, or even if the air-conditioning is a bit strong, our body temperature can lower, sometimes to levels that are uncomfortable.
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2024


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