It may be springtime in Aus, but for some of us, it’s always cold. Always.
Health.com have shared a number of reasons as to why you’re wrapped in a blanket whilst everyone else is asking to turn up the A/C.
Speaking with MD and author of The Exhaustion Breakthrough, Holly Phillips, the health site revealed -
1. Your Weight
Having a BMI lower than 18.5 means you most likely don’t have enough body fat keeping you warm. If your small figure is a result of a low food intake, the lack of calories will reduce your metabolism and stop your bod from generating heat.
2. You’re Low In Iron
Iron helps your red blood cells circulated oxygen around your body. Without this, your system won’t receive the heat it needs. Consume more iron and improve your circulation!
3. Your Gender
Surprise, surprise, it’s true, women are more likely to have cold hands and feet. Although it’s been proven that our core temperature is actually higher than male’s, our blood flows to more vital organs such as the brain and heart. This could explain a lot.
4. Your Thyroids Are Off
Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism which means your thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone,” says Dr. Phillips. Other signs of off thyroids include exhaustion, fluttering heartbeats, and dry skin, among many.
5. You Lack Sleep
Not getting enough sleep is never going to do your body wonders. Again, this slows your metabolism down, bringing down your temperature.
6. You Lack Vitamin B12
This nutrient creates red blood cells, which with the assistance of iron carries oxygen around your body warming you up.
7. You Need To Drink More Water
If you’re not staying hydrated, the water in your body won’t be able to release heat adequately. It also ain’t great for the metabolism!
If you’re concerned about your temperature be sure to visit your doctor!
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