As people grow older, they may feel chilly, or even downright cold, more easily and more often. What causes this, and what does it mean for their overall health?
Chances are their bodies are merely going through a natural dip in metabolic rate due to the aging process. A lowered metabolic rate affects the body’s ability to maintain what is considered a normal temperature of 98.6 degrees. When metabolism slows, so does the body’s ability to generate heat. This means seniors can become cold outdoors in the sun during summer or indoors in a well-heated room during winter. To continue reading this article, click HERE.