Frost Bite

I’m curled up on the couch with a fur blanket, slippers, 2 sweaters and the heat on. Welcome to summer in Vancouver.

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Anonymous

Jul 2, 2020 at 6:14pm

25 degrees in Siberia and 18.5 in Nunavut. The world is in for a wild ride due to climate change.

Really ???

Jul 2, 2020 at 7:02pm

If you're bundled up that heavily when it's 16 degrees outside, you've probably got some strange medical condition.
Go see your doctor.

Not me

Jul 2, 2020 at 11:06pm

Maybe you weren't here the last few years when we had droughts during the summer?
Personally i'm so glad the summers have gone back to the old way of alternating between sun and rain.

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Heat adaptation

Jul 2, 2020 at 11:11pm

@really
Suppose one spends regular time in saunas, or does HIIT workouts or hot yoga.
Or otherwise does things that spike the core temperature and induce much sweating - triathlon training, for example, which may involve wearing neoprene for just that purpose.
One can feel a chill at anything under 17. Speaking from experience. Nothing medically wrong with that.
Also, women are more sensitive to cold, according to innumerable workplace studies. Thermostats in offices are normally set about right for dudes, apparently.
Finally, clinical hypothermia has been known to happen even at 20 degrees Celsius. Depends on context and individual physiology. Worth noting that if one is submerged in water (unless it's a body-temperature hot spring or the like), hypothermia usually comes very, very quickly.
Humans are not a very durable species. Thus why all the fear, and the fear-driven aggression. Overcompensating.

Cool temperatures

Jul 3, 2020 at 5:50am

I like it cool. I never turn on the heat in my apartment, even in winter. I prefer 16° to 17°C at home. I cannot work in the office if the temperature rises beyond 20°C. But that's just my preference.

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Welcome to Vancouver

Jul 4, 2020 at 5:55pm

as it’s quite apparent you are not from here. Do you also complain about the rain too? I’d say move to the USA but that’s plain mean. Maybe a small tropical island in the Pacific but you’d probably complain about the coconuts too!

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Cold?

Jul 4, 2020 at 6:41pm

Go outside for a brisk walk, a run, a bike ride, a hike, etc. You won't be cold. Get active. Do not laze on the couch - that is the reason you are cold.

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Canadian?

Jul 4, 2020 at 8:01pm

Are you sure that you are a Canuck? You do not sound robust enough; downright weak.

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Op

Jul 5, 2020 at 12:01pm

I’m from here. It is awful. No I wouldn’t complain for a second if I lived in a tropical climate. I go to them whenever possible and would happily leave this slop bucket behind if it weren’t for my family.

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Hahaha!

Jul 6, 2020 at 7:19am

Well this was triggering.

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