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Research on the Influence of Seasonal Behaviors on the Improvement of Person’s Climate Adaptability

  • Yubei Liu
  • Bin ChenEmail author
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Abstract

Seasonal behavior is an active health behavior to adapt to the changes in climate and environment. This paper studies the influence of seasonal behaviors in consideration of the view of “harmonious with nature”, and then explores it through questionnaires, and experiments. The results of the questionnaire survey show that the region has the most significant impact on the tolerable temperature range, among the influencing factors of gender, age, and region. The acceptable temperature of respondents in the South is 5.7–32.7 °C, and that in the North is 11.0–30.1 °C. Among them, 60% of respondents pay attention to adaptive behavior in their daily lives, and they are mainly influenced by culture. The typical seasonal behavioral experimental results show that seasonal behaviors have a different impact on the different constitution. Subjects with yin deficiency and phlegm-dampness have significantly improved temperature acceptability after drinking mung bean soup and herbal tea in summer. Besides, seasonal behavior also affects physiology. Subjects wearing masks can relieve facial skin hypothermia in less than ten minutes compared to subjects who do not wear a mask. Given the influence of seasonal behavior and constitution, the comfort zone can be multi-dimensional and more targeted. This study is of a significant theoretical reference value for further research of the indoor environment that meets the lifestyle of Chinese people.

Keywords

Seasonal behaviors Adaptive thermal comfort Harmonious with nature 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51578103); and the Key Projects in the National “Thirteenth Five-Year” Science and Technology Support Program of China (No. 2018YFD1100701).

Informed Consent Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Civil EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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