Cold Weather Health Myths
The colder weather is arriving; people are out purchasing their warm winter gear and preparing for winter’s harsh temperatures. But before you run out and buy that expensive hat and stock up on alcohol to keep you warm, you should learn about some of the cold weather misconceptions.[slideshow:90180]
You don’t actually lose the most heat through your head and, contrary to what many people believe, alcohol actually causes your body temperature to drop.
That being said, when the seasons change, we begin to notice lack of sunlight. Many people believe that this is the cause of winter depression. The truth is that - no, dark days don’t help depression - but there are other factors that contribute to it as well – family stress, holiday planning and busy schedules, just to name a few.