The Real Reason You’re Always Cold
Yes, it’s freezing out, but if you find yourself refusing to go anywhere without the throw blanket wrapped around you, it might not just be your spouses sneaky habit of turning the thermostat down – one of these ailments could be throwing your internal temperature for a loop.
- Your thyroid is stuck on slow mode – The thyroid gland controls metabolism, and if it’s underactive, you may be chilly more often than not.
- You’re not getting enough iron – Iron is needed to deliver oxygen to your cells for energy, and low levels could explain why you’re feeling cold.
- You’re skimping on sleep – Not getting adequate rest messes with your nervous system, which helps to regulate body temperature.
- You have poor circulation – If your hands get achy or tingly anytime you’re outside for long periods you could have Raynaud’s Disease.
- You’re too thin – The reason whales can swim in Arctic water is because they have plenty of blubber.
**Or, your significant other just turns down the thermostat.