My tips to keep yourself warm is a partnered post.
Baby, it’s cold outside! That song has been running through my head this weekend as the temperatures have dipped down into the 20s.
Being from Maine I’m familiar with colder temps, but I have lived away for so long the cold affects me the same as everyone else around here. But it does give me some experience with how to keep yourself warm during winter.
Layer Up – One of the most obvious ways to keep yourself warm this winter is to add layers. You lose heat through convection, like when the wind blows through your clothing, and conduction, like when you sit in the seat of your cold car. Leggings under jeans, turtleneck under a sweater. Try throwing on a women’s agiato cardigan to add another layer between your shirt and coat.
Layer Up, Under Your Skin – Everyone tries to watch what they eat during the holidays, but one of the best ways to keep yourself warm is by keeping your blood sugar up enough to have the energy to stay warm. Bananas, lean meat, ginger, and whole grains are all good options that can both help warm you up as well as regulate your body temperature.
Fire Up The Stove – While you’re preparing food to stoke your internal fire with food, use your stove. The stove will heat your house up quickly – which in turn heats up you. It’s win-win!
Stay Hydrated – Along with keeping your body fueled with food, staying hydrated will help your body regulate it’s temperature. Caffeine can increase metabolism which in turn can increase your body’s temperature (like you needed an excuse for a second cup of coffee). Skip the alcohol, though; it drops your core body temp.
Plug The Leaks – Much of your heat is lost through extremities: head, hands, and feet. These women’s 9-inch microfiber boots are lined with faux shearling lining to keep your feet nice and toasty. I also keep a spare set of gloves and hat in my car in case the temperature drops unexpectedly and I left my usual gear at home.
Use Grandma’s Trick – In the winter I always found a hot water bottle around my grandparents’ house. There’s a good reason for that! Water retains its heat for a long time, which makes it both an effective and affordable way to stay warm. Snuggle with one on the couch while you watch TV, or tuck one behind your back in the chair at your workplace.
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