Today, just for kicks, I decided to take my temperature throughout the day and graph it. Over a 12 hour period I took 28 temperature readings. I figured this exercise would give me a control for when I do get sick and also provide some insight into how body temperatures change throughout the day. I took a temperature reading about twice an hour, though I didn’t do it on the clock so the data points are not perfectly spaced.
Researching the experiment before I started, I found the following graph on the American Psychological Association’s website. It shows a normal temperature expectation for a day person and a night person through a waking period.
37 Celsius = 98.6 Fahrenheit
Now, let’s see how my temperature scatter plot measures up to that norm
And now with a trendline
Average temperature: 97.14F (36.2C)
Lowest: 95.4F (35.2C)- 8:45am
Highest: 98.3F (36.8C)- 4:25pm
It should be noted that these temperatures resulted from a mostly sedentary Mike D. I’ll try and remember to bring my thermometer to Kung Fu tomorrow and see what happens to my temperature post workout.