Definition Alternative Names Normal body temperature; Temperature - normal Information Normal body temperature varies by person, age, activity, and time of day. The average normal body temperature is generally accepted as 98.6F (37C). However, some studies suggest there is a wider range of "normal" body temperatures. A temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit usually means you have an infection or illness. Body temperature normally changes throughout the day. See also: Fever Temperature measurement
You can always tell who my son is. He is the one standing outside in 20 degree temperature in shorts and a t-shirt. He will tell you he isn't cold. For a long time I argued with him, insisting he wear a coat but as he got older, those arguments became less and less frequent. It isn't that I stopped caring whether he gets frostbite, of course, I do. But it is because I have come to accept that he doesn't have the same internal regulation of temperature as I do.
During the summer months, my son is extremely uncomfortable. He hates the heat. He feels sick, won't do anything, and becomes irritable. During the winter, he sleeps with the air conditioner on in his room. He rarely wears a coat. He never wears a hat and only wears gloves when he is shoveling snow.
For many children with autism and Asperger's syndrome (AS), hypersensitivities have a large impact on their lives. Many are hypersensitive to touch; disliking to be hugged, wearing only certain clothes. Others are sensi...
Flu and exercise; Colds and exercise
Can exercise help you avoid colds and flus?
Exercise helps the disease-fighting white blood cells in the body move from the organs into the bloodstream.
Overall, you can improve your immune system by eating a proper diet, getting enough rest, reducing stress, and exercising regularly. This will decrease your chances of getting a cold or the flu.
Even if studies find that exercise doesn't prevent colds or the flu, exercise is good for overall health.
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