Winter Thickens the Blood (or so they say)

There’s an old saying that “winter thickens the blood.” It’s an old wives’ tale, though, as temperature doesn’t have much to do with the thickness of blood – at least in humans. Some hibernating animals do get thicker blood in the winter to help them prepare for the cold. It’s one winter survival strategy.

Me? I like to get my blood pumping in the winter for physical and mental health. No hibernating here. Course, it helps to be 2,000 miles from home in the much milder climes of the Pacific Northwest.

The misty forests flanking Mt. Constitution

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2 thoughts on “Winter Thickens the Blood (or so they say)

  1. Lisette Wolter-McKinley says:

    I love Mt. Constitution. I am glad you guys were able to get out and see some things while you were here. Our Christmas in Arizona was just the opposite- short sleeves and sunglasses. I had forgotten how great the sunshine feels.

    • eljanik says:

      I was actually going to ask you if you’d been there recently… we had such a nice trip out there even if the view from the top was completely obscured in thick fog/clouds. It felt like we were at the end of the world.

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