With the temps being frigid outside lately I figured this would be a good mundane mystery to figure out today. Why do we “shiver” when it’s cold out?
Much like a lot of things with the human body, it’s our brains helping to protect us from the elements. Science! When we shiver our body is basically doing the opposite of sweating. When you sweat your body puts a layer of liquid on the skin to help cool down. When you shiver it’s tightening the skin and shaking your muscles. This conserves and generates heat at the same time.
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