- Publish Date
- Monday, 4 March 2019, 12:30PM
Are you one of those women wrapped in a cardigan, shivering in the office ever due to the insanely cold AC?
Well, it turns out that it’s not just in your head – it really IS too cold in the workplace for women and there is a scientific (and kind of unfair) reason why.
Back in the 1960s, a formula created was to find the ideal workplace temperature, based on the metabolic resting rate of the average man.
However, according to The Guardian, a recent Dutch study found that the metabolic rate for the average adult female was much lower than her male equivalent, making the formula off by as much as 35 per cent.
This means that work environments are around 5 degrees too cold for women!
No wonder we’re all freezing throughout summer!