How to Control Your Body Temperature

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Sometimes it can be easy to notice if your body temperature regulation may be off or unbalanced; your hands might feel cold, or you may feel overheated when everyone else is freezing. Body temperature regulation can be controlled in many ways, and can depend on many factors in the body. It is important to help your body to control temperature so that it can function at its best.

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  • Start an exercise routine. Exercise is one of the best ways to regulate your body temperature, as well as to regulate metabolism and weight. If you are new to exercise, check with your doctor before starting to be sure that you are able to begin exercising. If your doctor tells you that you may begin working out, start out slowly. Try to do some type of aerobic activity, such as walking, for 30 minutes, three times a week. Gradually increase your intensity and length of the workout until you are able to work out for about an hour every day.

  • Drink enough water. Dehydration can throw off our regulatory systems and can make the body's temperature unbalanced. Try to make sure that you are drinking at least eight, 8-oz. glasses of water every day to ensure that your body will be hydrated. If you have trouble remembering to drink water, try to keep a water bottle with you so that you can sip it throughout the day. Some people like to add a little bit of lemon or orange juice to their water, making it easier to drink.

  • Have your thyroid checked. Make an appointment with your doctor to have your thyroid gland checked. The thyroid gland has a direct connection to body temperature regulation, and if your thyroid gland is dysfunctional in any way you could feel overly cold or hot. A thyroid test is simple and fast, and you should have your results in a couple of days to tell you whether your thyroid is out of balance. If you find that your thyroid gland is not functioning right, there are medications that you can take to regulate the thyroid easily.

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