Real talk: I’m one of those people who stays cold all the time. I bring a sweater to the movies, even in the middle of August. The dairy aisle of grocery stores is a source of dread. One office job in particular almost froze me out, and I might have hidden a space heater under my desk to surreptitiously thaw out. I always thought this was a simple fact of biology, but it turns out there are some surprising reasons you’re cold all the time.
Health issues, sleep habits, and even how much water you drink can all play a part in feeling cold to the bone every minute of every day. Some of the fixes are easy — just add more iron to your diet — while others would need a specialized plan of attack from your doctor. So if you suspect your constant chills may indicate a health problem instead of an over-ambitious air conditioner, it may be a good idea to chat with your healthcare professional. But if you’re sick of carrying a sweater with your wherever you go, then take notes. A few lifestyle tweaks might mean the difference between feeling comfortable and wearing a parka at the office — in July.