Last weekend Greta and I had a joint party celebrating our fortieth birthdays (my birthday was in January, Greta’s is in May, so we split the difference). Naturally, the conversation turned to the changes that occur as we get older. I said that I thought I felt cold more often than when I was younger, and one friend, just a couple years older than me, said the same thing happened to him.
I can recall a time just seven or eight years ago when I was always the warmest person in the office — I was the guy who constantly wanted to turn the thermostat down, while everyone else wanted it much warmer. Now I frequently get the chills. Is this just a by-product of age, or is something else going on? I’ve also lost about 30 pounds since then, so maybe that’s to blame. This week’s study might help answer that question. We’ve got a few questions about how often you feel cold (or hot), and then a few questions that address some of the possible causes, such as age, gender, and weight. Maybe we’ll get to the bottom of the thermostat problem.
The study is brief, with just 12 quick questions, and should take just a minute or two of your time. You have until 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 28 to participate — or until we have 333 responses, whichever comes first. Don’t forget to come back next Friday for our analysis of the results!