Feeling The Cold All The Time?

It is a common fact of life that old people get cold. Many will crank up the thermostat to 90 degrees,  apparently trying to kill everyone else around them in their quest to stay warm. There are several reasons for this. First, the metabolic rate goes down, so they are not generating as much heat as they did when young. Second, they are less active, so not generating heat. Third, they are not eating as much bulky food — a source of heat when being digested and last, blood flow to the distal parts (hands, feet) is suppressed, making them like ice even when it is warm.

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