Somewhere I saw an article about the variation in temperature from one area to another in an office environment, and how this variability is very hard on a body.
What? Don't these people ever go outside?
I remember the thrill of running down a hill in the evening and feeling the sudden chill as we dropped into a pocket of valley-bottom air. I remember thinking I would like to be a micro-climatologist, because there were so many fascinating variations all around me and nobody else seemed to pay much attention. I still love to discover a tiny sedge blooming well ahead of the season just because it gets extra heat from an adjacent boulder.
I didn't read the whole article, and now I wonder. Maybe they went on to say that the body isn't very good at dealing with only slight variations in temperature. Maybe large variations are actually good for it. When a body gets used to a stable environment, small variations get overlooked by the body's temperature management system, and then the body suffers. Or the brain just ignores the body pleading that it's a little chilly. Speaking of which, it's time I got these poor neglected limbs in motion.
6 days ago