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Old 10-31-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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I was talking with an elderly co-worker about living in Salt Lake City and he said that only thing that he did not like was the bitter cold winters. I guess when I think of "bitter cold" I think of Minneapolis or Green Bay. He mentioned that he was already in his late 60's by the time he moved there and was to old enjoy the mountains and also contributed to his dislike of the SLC winter weather.

Is cold weather more difficult for you now as apposed to when you were young? Does a day time high of 30C bother you now as apposed to when you were young?
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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It's 62 here today and I'm still walking around outside in short sleeves and no sweater or jacket.

I don't understand why people grab a sweater or wear long sleeves when it's in the 60's in the Fall but when it get up into the same 60's in the Spring, they're out in short sleeves. I think it's psychological. That, and they're too skinny.

But seriously, someone told me it has something to do with thinning blood. My medicine makes me hot.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:37 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Aches and pains increase in the cold for me. I used to be fine with some cold weather; now it really gets me down. And what it takes to be "cold" is only about 60 now and 60s are only comfortable if it is sunny without much of a breeze. I really prefer 80s and I would take 90s over 60s.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:38 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I am cold all the time except when 80 degrees.

Especially hands and feet.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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When I was younger it took extreme cold to get to me, now it doesn't take much at all, but now I have fleece lined leggings, & a nice heavy coat, gloves & knit hat and scarf, so feel protected.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:53 PM
 
Location: SW Virginia
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Yes, the older I get, the less I can take extremes, whether it is hot or cold. When I was younger I used to work in the cold, and got pretty used to it, but realizing it is not good for you health-wise also helped me to dis-like it even more as the years went on.
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: NC
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It is a well recognized phenomenon by medical professionals that you will feel colder when it is cold and hotter when it is hot once you are aging. We can hold it off a little while by being as fit as possible, but sooner or later we lose muscle mass, skin gets thinner, less fat under the skin, metabolism changes, etc., etc. Age-dependent changes in temperature regulation - a mini review. - PubMed - NCBI

But no matter what your age is, adults seem to be sensitive to moving to either a warmer or cooler climate, which will change perception of what feels cold and what feels warm. A few months after moving in winter from Connecticut to Florida, even 60 degrees might feel chilly whereas it was a winter heat wave in Connecticut!
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Old 10-31-2015, 02:58 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Yes the Japanese have a word for it sumagate
Old cold person
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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I've gone the opposite.

I spent my entire first 35 years frozen solid at my extremities.

I even left my country of birth for a warmer one, for just this reason. I really suffered in the cold.

Now, I am always hot. Almost always.

A lot of it has to do with - weirdly - growing my hair. When i was always cold, my hair was short. Now its long, i notice how much difference it makes to your body temperature, having a thick natural blanket laying across the back of your neck and down your back.

If i put it up, i cool down immediately.
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yup. I live in south Texas, and the winter is long and miserable. I spend most of it bundled up. There are a lot of pleasant days, but way too many of them down in the 60s.

The heat is fine, I love the summer here, with heat index around 105 virtually every day. I only turn on my AC about 12 hours a day, at the most, and sleep every night with the windows open.
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