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  • Who likes really hot weather?

    For my whole life, I've enjoyed it. I'm basically unaffected by heat until it's like 105, and I'm exerting myself strenuously. I could probably be comfortable in 110 if I was just laying down. This is a great mystery to me.

    For one, everyone complains about heat all the time, especially where I'm from. I think I've met one or two people in my life who might enjoy (or survive) heat as much as I do. Is there anyone else here who is with me?

    For two, what would predispose me to good heat regulation? This is not the typical Google question, so quality websites are not popping up. The best I can find is that the hypothalamus in the brain decides how the body regulates heat. Could it be a very healthy hypothalamus that works for me?

    Let me know what you think...

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    I don't know that I LIKE heat and humidity, but one thing I have noticed lately is that unless it is really miserable (95 and humid), I seem to be handling the heat pretty well. The other day I was outside and looked up and saw that it was 87 degrees and I was perfectly comfortable.

    I do OK in the cold, although I STAY cold after being out in it all day. It seems to take me a little while (a couple of weeks) when the seasons change to regulate my temp.

    How do you handle the cold? As well as the heat?


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    • #3
      I'm with you. I love the heat and always have. So much that I have yet to discover a threshold. In other words, it can't get too hot for me. When it's really hot you'll find me outside all day - doing yard work, washing our cars, gardening, playing, or just plain laying out and soaking up some rays. But eventually I need a way to cool down. Such as going inside where there is A/C or taking a dip in a pool or other body of water.

      We're having a heat wave right now here in Iowa and we gets loads of humidity with it. Heat index of 105 yesterday. I much prefer the dry heat (which I've only experienced on vacation since it doesn't exist here) but I'm not going to complain because at least it's still hot.

      Fortunately for me my wife is the same. We are total oddballs around here, though we have met others who like the heat but it's extremely rare. On the flip side we hate cold weather. We don't do anything outdoors in the winter.
      “You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of bacon and eggs, but what I said was: Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.” - Ron Swanson

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      • #4
        Living in New England we get both extremes, very hot and very cold and sometimes in the same day.

        I like to be outside when it's hot that doesn't bother me at all. Though as I get older I hate when it's hot and humid inside so the central air gets kicked on when it get sticky.

        In winter if I'm outside a long time I dress for it. Inside due to oil costs I keep the thermostat at a balmy 63.
        I find your lack of bacon disturbing.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by primalhorsewoman View Post
          I don't know that I LIKE heat and humidity, but one thing I have noticed lately is that unless it is really miserable (95 and humid), I seem to be handling the heat pretty well. The other day I was outside and looked up and saw that it was 87 degrees and I was perfectly comfortable.

          I do OK in the cold, although I STAY cold after being out in it all day. It seems to take me a little while (a couple of weeks) when the seasons change to regulate my temp.

          How do you handle the cold? As well as the heat?


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          I like humidity from what I've experienced with it, but at least I can understand why some might not like it. If it's overly humid, your body can actually lose it's ability to cool down via sweat due to the condensation of the water in the air on your body.

          As for cool, I started snowboarding/skiing in 4th or 5th grade. I've always been comfortable in those conditions with a decent amount of clothes. Down in the valley, it won't snow, but it will be 40-45 for a portion of the year. I'm the oddball wearing shorts and a tank top at that time. I also take showers with the hot water set to zero, meaning the water is it's temperature straight out of the ground (I have a well). Overall, I take the cold well, but I don't enjoy it like the heat.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr. Koozie View Post
            I'm with you. I love the heat and always have. So much that I have yet to discover a threshold. In other words, it can't get too hot for me. When it's really hot you'll find me outside all day - doing yard work, washing our cars, gardening, playing, or just plain laying out and soaking up some rays. But eventually I need a way to cool down. Such as going inside where there is A/C or taking a dip in a pool or other body of water.

            We're having a heat wave right now here in Iowa and we gets loads of humidity with it. Heat index of 105 yesterday. I much prefer the dry heat (which I've only experienced on vacation since it doesn't exist here) but I'm not going to complain because at least it's still hot.

            Fortunately for me my wife is the same. We are total oddballs around here, though we have met others who like the heat but it's extremely rare. On the flip side we hate cold weather. We don't do anything outdoors in the winter.
            I'm thinking about making "heat enjoyment" my number one dating criteria for a minute to see if I attract like-minded people.

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            • #7
              I am a spring/fall kinda girl. Do really badly in heat and extreme cold, moved to Vancouver 3 years ago for that reason.
              Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
              Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
              Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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              • #8
                I hate the heat, always have. It's a good thing I live in snow country.

                60 degrees is where I like it, both outdoors and in. We never set our thermostat over 65 at the max, or it feels too hot to me. I came of age during the Jimmy Carter turn-down-the-heat-and-put-on-a-sweater years, so that's probably why I'm used to the house being cool.

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                • #9
                  Interesting question! I live in the uk, where we can get several seasons in one day and traditionally have rubbish summers. This year we have had 8 weeks of lovely weather with a lot of that being 25C+ (hot for uk!). But with 90% humidity also most days, rising to 95%.
                  I have coped well with it, though I have a well ventilated house I am out a lot but naturally seek shade most people I know have complained a lot.
                  Having said that, I like cold weather too, I just layer up well. Maybe some of us are just sensible enough to dress for the weather and use common sense?

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                  • #10
                    In my opinion, desert heat is the best kind because it cools off overnight, giving you a break from it. Areas of deep shade can also remain cool even with open sun areas are blazing hot. I like warm and humid, such as 80-85 degrees and humid. It's a sensation you rarely get in So Cal.
                    Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                    • #11
                      Living in Minnesota, I get faced with two extremes every year. We get freezing, dry winters that sap all the moisture from your (exposed) body, and then hot, humid summers. Also, I went to California last year around this time; and where I was, it was pretty much a desert, so it was 85-100 during the day, and 35-50 degrees at night every day.

                      I like to say I can tolerate a wide range in temperatures, but when I say "tolerate", I mean physically. In reality, I hate hot, humid weather. But if forced to put up with it, I can with ease. I just have to change my shirt more often.
                      "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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                      • #12
                        Born and raised in NH but moved to south Florida when I was about 17. I've become acclimated to the heat, but it's definitely not my favorite.

                        I still really love and miss the autumn -- that time of year and climate is my favorite. Sweater weather. Heading to UK in 2 weeks and I can't wait!

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                        • #13
                          sweltering in Houston right now. 100F. Yuck. That's how I feel about heat. 70 and sunny is perfect.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sbhikes View Post
                            In my opinion, desert heat is the best kind because it cools off overnight, giving you a break from it. Areas of deep shade can also remain cool even with open sun areas are blazing hot. I like warm and humid, such as 80-85 degrees and humid. It's a sensation you rarely get in So Cal.
                            I'll take 90 degree nights over desert nights. Humid is nice too.

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                            • #15
                              Found something scientific.
                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen%27s_Rule
                              In humans
                              According to William R. Leonard of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Florida, human populations follow Allen's rule. As evidence, Leonard cites a study by D.F. Roberts of the Anthropology Laboratory at Oxford University that showed human populations follow Allen's rule. A.T. Steegman of the Department of Anthropology at State University of New York investigated the assumption that Allen's rule caused the structural configuration of the "Arctic Mongoloid" face. Steegman did an experiment that involved the survival of rats in the cold. Steegman found the rats with narrow nasal passages, broader faces, shorter tails and shorter legs survived the best in the cold. Steegman paralleled his findings with the "Arctic Mongoloids", particularly the "Eskimo" and "Aleut," by claiming these "Arctic Mongoloids" have similar features in accordance with Allen's rule: a narrow nasal passage, relatively large heads, long to round heads, large jaws, relatively large bodies, and short limbs."
                              I suppose you would just say the opposite for me? Wide-ish nasal passage, not big hands, average head but definitely not long, average to small-ish jaw, long limbs.
                              Last edited by wiltondeportes; 08-31-2013, 04:20 PM.

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