Category: cold weather

Make Winter Bearable

Learn seasonal survival from the masters of hibernation. Embrace hyperphagia, or overeating: Instead of feasting on holiday treats, act like a bear and grab pawfuls of nuts and berries. They’ll tune up your brain and...

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Cold Weather Cold & Flu

Flu viruses survive best when humidity is lowest, which usually means winter. And cold viruses may multiply more efficiently when temperatures in nasal cavities (in mice anyway according to one 2015 study) go below 98.6F...

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Can Being Cold Make You Sick?

With the apologies to the generations of mothers who tried to convince their children otherwise, the answer to the question above is no. “Getting cold and damp does not have a noteworthy effect on whether or not you get...

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Heart-Risk Worries

Is my heart attack risk really higher in the winter, or is it only if I shovel snow? The exertion of showing snow can boost heart attack risks, but so can falling temperatures. One study found up to a 31 percent increase in...

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