Shivering?

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    • #7868
      biocupid
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      How can shivering produce heat energy to the body? 🙄

    • #74093
      Khaiy
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      Movement requires energy, which requires that calories be burned, which releases heat. Shivering is movement, hence the burning of calories, which releases heat.

    • #74116
      khenwood
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      Shivering is a body reflex that attempts to keep the body warm when in cold conditions. The muscles around your core start to shake, i.e. it’s your body’s reflex to warm itself up by moving or releasing energy.

      I don’t know how effective it is… since by shivering you are releasing heat from your body the environment around it.

      Usually it’s a good sign hypothermia is on the way if you’re in extreme conditions, so get your body inside & warm. 🙂

    • #74146
      biocupid
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      So shivering burns up the fats that are attached to the adipose tissue under the skin?

    • #74148
      mith
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      The shivering muscles don’t get to decide where the fuel comes from.

    • #74175
      khenwood
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      quote biocupid:

      So shivering burns up the fats that are attached to the adipose tissue under the skin?

      I don’t think this is necessarily the case.
      It does burn some calories, but fat wouldn’t be the first thing to go.

    • #74612
      derek edington
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      easy.., movement produces heat with in the body. if you walk around body temp will go up. same principle applies to shivering..

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