Tips for Staying Warm This Winter
By Randi Morse
One of the most frustrating things for my husband is dealing with the bitter cold of winter. He absolutely hates feeling cold and complains constantly throughout the winter months. I, on the other hand, would rather be cold than hot, as it's far easier to warm up and stay warm than it is to cool down and stay cool. Here are a few tricks to help you stay warm this winter, without having to spend tons of money upping the heat in your house.
Dress in Layers
When I was in college, one of the first tricks I learned to help me stay comfortable was to dress in layers. You never knew if a classroom would be hot or cold, and even more frustrating was the rooms that would change temperature throughout the class time. By dressing in layers you`re ready for any weather changes. I generally have a camisole or tank top underneath a long sleeved shirt with a sweatshirt layered over top. It can feel strange to dress in layers when you're not used to it, but after time you'll find it's extremely convenient.
While people tend to exercise more during the summer months, often simply because it's so much easier to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. If you exercise during the winter months, however, you're warming up your muscles and increasing your blood circulation, which helps to warm up your whole body. Find an indoor exercise that you enjoy, such as walking on a treadmill or simply dancing around the kitchen.
If you're like me, cleaning isn't your favorite thing to do, but if you're trying to warm up it`s a great way to kill two birds with one stone. Cleaning the house will get you moving around, increasing your blood flow and helping you to warm up. If you're looking to warm the whole house up, or at least the kitchen area, do some baking or clean your oven. Open the oven door once you`re done baking or cleaning and allow that extra heat to spread throughout your kitchen.
Winter doesn't have to be a depressing time, in fact, it's an amazing time to spend with your family, cozy indoors. Use the winter months to pick up a new hobby or watch those movies that you never seem to have time to enjoy. Use these tricks to keep warm and you'll be able to truly enjoy the chilly winter months.
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