complications from being sedentary in brisk fall temperatures
October 18, 2013 5:26 AM Subscribe
What kinds of health/ bodily complications can arise from being sedentary for 8-12 hours a day in temperatures in the high 50s - low 60s Farenheit?
posted by WeekendJen to health & fitness (24 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is there any conditions or general deterioration of health that can result from sitting idle in these temperatures indoors for approximately 50 hours a week? I've been trying to google, but I can only find issues related to outdoor exposure at lower temperatures or conditions resulting from a lower than normal sustained body temperature (but nothing saying being in lower temperatures causes lower sustained body temperature).
I'm asking this because our office heat is broken and has been for the past 2 winters and we made up for it with space heaters and wearing things like coats and fingerless gloves all day, which is quite frankly rediculous to me. Once last season when I brought up the issue to my boss, she suggested wearing a hat or dressing warmer and I find it patronizing. I dress normally for bieng inside in cold weather - a sweater or button down shirt (occasionally a long sleeve t with some jacket on top) and jeans or pants, usually with knee socks underneath. A new anti-space heater rule has been initiated and I know I'm going to be very cold and uncomfortable for the winter. Last winter the ambient temperature on the thermostats would read in the high 50s and low 60s with 5-6 space heaters running at people's desks. I'm trying to figure out if the onus for basic temperature comfort should nbe on me or the environment here.