Reason Why Some People Feel The Cold More Than Others


During winter everybody gets the feeling of cold weather. Some people may enjoy it whereas others may hate winter and the chill weather.

Besides this, some people feel colder than others, It is ok, but problem is when your schedule gets disturbed because of cold, or you can't focus on your work and daily routine.

Reasons Why you Feel the Cold more than Others.

1. You Are Underweight

Underweight means, a person whose body weight is not considered healthy. If your body mass index falls within 18.5 it means you are underweight.

So, If you feel colder than others might be you are underweight.

There are few reasons that prevents from gaining weight such as, not eating well (fear of weight gain could be the reason that you are not eating properly) or it can be genetic or might be your metabolism is very active.

However, study found that people who have more muscle mass, are less susceptible to heat loss and heat up faster after cold exposure than those who have low muscle mass.

Follow these tips to gain some weight

Diet: To gain weight you have to eat calorie in the surplus, meaning you have to eat more than usual. You can include calories dense food in your diet.

Exercise: To improve your muscle mass, and gain weight you should do some exercises that build muscle. Adding muscle mass to your body help to gain few pounds.

2. You Are Not Sleeping Well

You may wonder why sleep matters? A person usually need 7-8 hours of sleep. If you are not getting proper sleep it causes some health issues such as obesity, early death, and mood swings.

Not getting enough sleep can slow down your metabolism and you will feel lack of energy.

Lack of sleep also makes you feel cold. Because your body don't get enough rest, which makes difficult to maintain proper body temperature.

You should get enough sleep, you can read this article what is sleep cycle, to know what happens when you sleep.

3. Poor Blood Circulation

Cold hands and feet could be sign of poor circulation.

If your circulation is slow you may feel more cold. However, such condition mostly seen in diabetic and heart patient.

How to fix poor blood circulation:

Exercise: The best method to boost your blood flow, regular exercise for 30 minutes definitely help improve your blood circulation.

Don't sit for long time: siting in a place long time can slow down your circulation. Try to stand up for a few minutes after an hour.

Do some stretching: stretching and yoga is the best way to boost your blood circulation.

Warm shower: It may also help to relax your muscle.

4. Slow Metabolism

Our body burn calories every day to provide energy, even at rest, that is the role of metabolism. Cold hands and could be signs of slow metabolism.

There are some factors that slow down your metabolism, and these factors are:

  • Overweight
  • Age
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Lack of sleep

How to speed up metabolism:

You can do exercise because any kind of physical activity improves metabolism.

Having more muscle mass also speeds up your metabolism. Strength training is best for increasing muscle mass. Body weight exercises also improve metabolism.

Here are some body weight exercises you can do at home.

  • Push-up
  • Squats
  • Jumping rope
  • Walking
  • Bench dips
  • Plank

5. A thyroid problem

Being cold all the time can be a sign of hypothyroidism, which means the thyroid is not making enough thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland located at the base of the neck, helps regulate the metabolism in our body.

Thyroid hormones play an essential role in many of our body's functions, including thermal regulation. Therefore, coldness is one of the symptoms of hypothyroidism.

6. Not Drinking Enough Water

The human body is full of water and water helps regulate body temperature when you do exercises. When we are properly hydrated, water retains heat and slowly releases it. Water allows your body to keep the body in a comfortable temperature.

7. More Fat and Less Muscle Mass

Muscle mass helps maintain body temperature by producing heat, so not having enough muscle contributes to the feeling of being cold. Having more muscle mass boost the metabolism and keep your body active which help keep the body warm.


It is totally normal to feel cold in winter but too much cold is not a good sign. So I hope you may understand reason behind, why you feel the cold more than others.

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