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Shivering?

Post by biocupid » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:27 pm

How can shivering produce heat energy to the body? :roll:
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Post by Khaiy » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:53 pm

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

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Post by khenwood » Fri Jun 22, 2007 3:17 pm

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. :)
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Post by biocupid » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:59 am

So shivering burns up the fats that are attached to the adipose tissue under the skin?
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Post by mith » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:01 am

The shivering muscles don't get to decide where the fuel comes from.
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Post by khenwood » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:38 pm

biocupid wrote: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.
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Post by derek edington » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:36 am

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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