“There are now many people who argues that a low metabolism rate, a low body temperature and slow heart beat indicate that you live a long time: “your heart can only beat so many times.” Most of these people also advocate “conditioning exercise,” and they point out that trained runners tend to have a slow heart rate…Hypothyroidism–whether preexisting or induced by running–slows the heart rate, raises the production of adrenalin, and is strongly associated with heart disease, as well as with high cholesterol.”
Ever notice how cold you are, even when you’re indoors, or when the temperature outside isn’t that cold?
Are you going long hours without eating? Perhaps eating the wrong ratios of sugar, fat and protein per meal, and experiencing cold hands, cold feet and/or a runny cold nose? This is the bodies natural “adjustment” to maintain balance and survival.
“A slight decrease in temperature can promote inflammation (Matsui, et al., 2006). The thermogenic substances–dietary protein, sodium, sucrose, thyroid and progesterone–are antiinflammatory for many reasons, but very likely the increased temperature itself is important.”
Over-exercising or exercising to intensely and not recovering properly from workouts by not getting the proper rest, nutrition and mindset can all cause reactions in the body resulting in lower body temperature and pulse rate. Take precaution when feeling over stressed and not meeting your bodies demands by focusing more on working-in, which is energy building, extra fuel and healing through food, rest, and other successful strategies like epsom salt and baking soda baths, salt, light therapy, aspirin, and breathing, to name a few.
“A deviation from optimal body temperature is evidence of a change in body function. An increase in body temperature (a fever) is a known effect of getting sick. A decrease in body temperature should be just as alarming as a fever.
Many lean individuals, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts are surprised to find they have a near hypothermic body temperature. Obesity too is associated with a lower body temperature.”
Eat consistently throughout the day which involves not going long hours between meals. Another greatly important factor is in eating the right digestible foods that help increase body temperature and pulse, by keeping blood sugar balanced and stable throughout the day, keeping the metabolic rate from being in a constant state of flux. Some of the beneficial recommended foods are ripe tropical fruits, well cooked root vegetables, saturated fats like coconut oil, butter and ghee, and digestible power proteins such as liver, eggs, tropical white fish and gelatin|broth.
“Changes in body temperature are associated with significant changes in metabolic rate.”
1. Raymond Peat, PhD: Quotes Relating to Exercise
2. Salt, energy, metabolic rate, and longevity by Raymond Peat, PhD
3. Rob Turner (Functional Performance Systems)
4. Is obesity associated with lower body temperatures? Core temperature: a forgotten variable in energy balance
5. Core temperature: a forgotten variable in energy expenditure and obesity? Landsberg, et al.
6. Womens International Is 98.6 Really Normal?
7. Body Temperature, Metabolism, and Obesity
8. Mild hypothermia promotes pro-inflammatory cytokine production in monocytes.
9. Inflammation from Decrease in Body Temperature
10. Raymond Peat, PhD on Thyroid, Temperature, Pulse, and TSH
11. Temperature and Pulse Basics & Monthly Log
12. Menopausal Estrogen Therapy Lowers Body Temperature
13. Raymond Peat, PhD on TSH, temperature, pulse rate, and other indicators in hypothyroidism
14. Body Temperature and Pulse by EastWest Healing
15. Understanding Body Temperature and Pulse by EastWest Healing
16. Photograph from the motion picture “The Gold Rush” (1925)