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I am 67 and reasonably healthy and fit. I walk 5+ miles a day and have recently added strength training with a personal trainer. I live where the lowest temperatures are 50s and the year round average is 72.

YET....I am often cold and stay cold. I see people out in shirtsleeves and sandals while I wear a lined shirt and fleece jacket.

Is it just me?


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I have landed in Florida to visit relatives in the winter and the temps could be in the 60's or 70's, yet I felt cold. I blamed it on the ocean breezes, not age, although I could be in denial. Of course, believe it or not, I see people in shorts or flip flops up north here in the winter, and the cold doesn't seem to bother them at all. Definitely younger people, so maybe there's something to what you're saying about getting older and feeling colder.
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I think you are on to something. There are times when I actually miss my hot flashes!
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I get so cold all the time. My mother and aunt did too when they got older. I used to think the house they shared was like a suana. Now, my son complains about the heat when he comes to visit.
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There are times when I actually miss my hot flashes!
You made me guffaw, thanks.


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I'm always cold and have been like this my whole life.
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to feel the cold more when I had to start taking medication. I can't say for sure this is the reason or whether it is just a coincidence.

I went out to shop today. I saw people in the parking lot with down jackets, some with fall coats, sweat shirts and one guy in just a long sleeve shirt. Who knows how to dress?
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I am blaming it on the humidity and not on my age.

I have a friend who lives up in Mammoth and frequently comes to stay with me. Mammoth in the winter is always a lot colder than down here in SoCal. Right now it is 36F there vs. 62F here today. So you would expect her to be running around in shorts and tees when she visits. Nope. She is always cold when she comes down, and says that temperatures feel different. 60 degrees where she lives feels different than 60 degrees where I am. I believe it has something to do with the level of humidity. We get a lot more humidity here along the coast, while Mammoth is very dry (despite all the snow).

Now the Canadian snowbirds are another species altogether. They come down here for the winter and go into the Pacific Ocean in their skimpy bathing suits, while local surfers wear full wetsuits. They also wear what we would consider high summer clothes: shorts, tank tops and flip flops.

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Same here! The only place where I consistently feel comfortable is Hawaii.
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I have been colder the past several years; I'm 68 years old. I believe its related to my skin thinning out, which is what my doctor said when I wondered why I get these purplish red bruises.

Its better than hot flashes because you can always add layers, but when you're hot there's not much you can do about it unless you are in an air conditioned place. Oh well; It could be worse.
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