Why does living in a warm climate make you less tolerant of cold weather?



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    The answer has to do with climate acclimation. This is a physiological response of the body to its climate. In this study http://ajpregu.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/274/5/R1295 scientists actually tested thy hypothesis that they body’s resting core temperature decreases during acclimation to warm climates. Thus, if we infer these results, a body that goes from a warm climate to a cold climate will still have the lower resting temperature. In addition, mental factors affect perceptions of temperature based on experience.

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    First of all, it has nothing to do with your blood being thinner in warm climates. Your body chemistry and metabolism gets acclimated to a temperature range and it takes awhile for it to adjust to lower or higher temperatures, but it will.
    For example, if you get a 50 degree day in July, people are bundling up and complaining, but it a 50 degree day in January will see northerners outside rejoicing in t-shirts.

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