There's a reason you're always cold at work

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Ladies — do you work in an office where you're constantly shivering? There's a legitimate reason why.

A new study by European researchers, Boris Kingma and Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, found that the average office building sets their climate control systems based on the average man. A climate system developed way back in the 1960s by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

To be more specific, this system uses the metabolic rate of an average 40-year-old man who weighs 155 pounds.



Because women are generally smaller, their bodies produce less heat than men's do, leaving them colder than men.

Maybe that's the reason you are grabbing both your jacket and blanket, and stealing the space heater from your co-worker, while your male counterpart is looking for a fan.

So, corporate America, we'd like to know: are you usually too cold or too hot in your office?


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