Following the warmest November on record, the winter finally seems to be catching up: Thin ice started to spread across Lake Bemidji and the recent snowstorm covered the slippery roads with icy slush. Besides increasing the chance of swerving into a ditch, weather can have a real impact on our health both physically, and mentally.
In fact, the weather's impact on your body is so significant, there's a whole scientific study devoted to it: biometeorology. The scientists study how, and why, the weather impacts the nature and human body. From worsening the symptoms of existing diseases, to prompting temporary physiological changes inside your body, the weather's effect on your health is far-reaching.
Here are six things to know about how climate and weather can affect your well-being.