Before falling to the temptation of buying another space heater or a Snuggie, you should know there are plenty of free and creative ways to build and maintain warmth. It doesn’t consist of plugging anything in or turning the heat up.
One of the easiest ways to get warm is to raise your own body temperature. The best way to do that is to exercise. Exercising has many benefits. It strengthens our hearts and can help us be happier. It helps us look better. It also raises our metabolism which raises our body heat and get our blood pumping faster through our body. When you’re feeling cold exercise is a good way to beat it. Just be sure not to allow yourself to overheat or sweat so much you are exercising wet in cold weather.
Warm Drinks and Foods
When you need to get warm and your heater just isn’t working quickly enough, try eating and drinking the warm. Inside you stomach the heat of your food radiates out getting the rest of your body warm. If you’re just looking for a snack try a cup of herbal tea or hot chocolate. For those cold mornings, hot cereals such as oatmeal or cream of wheat are ideal for putting the heat in you. Stews and hearty soups, such as split pea, clam chowder, or baked potato are perfect for lunch and dinner.
Wear layers of clothing. Where a t-shirt, followed by a sweater. If that isn’t your style, wear a turtle neck under a t-shirt. There are leggings or stockings to go under pants and socks. In extreme cold there is long underwear. Follow it up with a hoodie and a coat and your set for the cold.
Focus On Extremeties
Your head, hands, and feet are the places on your body that lose heat the fastest. Be sure to wear warm hats and mittens or gloves. Powder your socks to reduce that cold, wet sweat feeling from building up in your shoes or boots. Speaking of shoes and boots, be sure to find shoes that are made of a water proof material.
Blankets and Robes
Never under estimate the old technologies. Nice fuzzy blankets and robes are still the best for cold evenings. Blankets and robes keep our body heat inside the fabric. The more body heat the warmer you’ll be, so snuggle up with family members this holiday season. Soon you’ll be nice and toasty.
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