Body temperature is your body’s ability to generate and get rid of heat. By widening or narrowing your blood vessels, your body effectively cools or heats itself. With this clever system, your body keeps your temperature within a healthy range.
The average body temperature is often said to be around 98.6°F (37°C). However, your ‘normal’ temperature can range anywhere from 97°F (36.1°C) to 99°F (37.2°C).
During the day, your temperature fluctuates constantly. Different factors influence your temperature, such as...
Time of day
Your temperature increases during the day.
As you get older, your ability to regulate body temperature decreases.
Heat production increases during exercising. Your body loses this heat through sweating.
With a digital thermometer, such as the DTR-1835, you can learn a lot about your normal body temperature.
Always read the instructions first to make sure the measurement is as accurate as possible.