Spring is on its way, but if you are someone who is always cold, that might seem far away. Here are 4 tips to help you stay warm whilst waiting for the hot weather to arrive.
Do your teeth begin to chatter at the mere thought of the cold, winter weather? Are you unable to spend more than five minutes outside before you start shivering? And you think the sunny summer is unbearably far away?
Unfortunately, we cannot make the warmth magically appear, but we can help keep you warm through the uncomfortably cold months.
Here we have expanded upon four pieces of advice that will help you stay warm in the cold weather.
PUT ON MORE LAYERS
When you go out in the cold, you need to protect yourself against the cold, the wind, and the rain, therefore it is a good idea to wear several layers of clothing. Make sure your outer layer is both wind and water proof, so neither can reach your body. The layer closest to your skin should be warm and sweat-wicking, therefore you may want to invest in a pair of DILLING’s exclusive merino wool briefs or boxers. As well as insulating well, merino wool can absorb moisture effectively, keeping you warm and dry even when you sweat. DILLING’s woollen underwear is organic and Nordic Swan eco-label certified, and also available in multiple colours for men, women, and children. You can see our entire collection here
If you are outside in the cold, it may seem tempting to drink alcohol, but it is actually a bad idea. Whilst it may send a warm sensation down your throat and stomach when you drink it, it doesn’t really make you warm, according to the website Livescience.com
in fact, alcohol can make your body temperature fall. If you need something to warm you up, opt for a flask of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate.
EAT LOTS OF FOOD
When it is cold outside, you have a fantastic excuse to eat a little bit more than you usually do. This is because the cold weather increases your metabolism, meaning it is important to eat a sufficient amount of food before heading out in the cold winter weather. You should in fact eat more calories than you burn, so you can keep your blood sugar levels up and make sure your body has enough energy to keep warm. Additionally, a layer of fat also acts as insulation, so it makes sense to eat more fatty foods in the colder months. We aren’t saying you should put on lots of weight or stuff yourself with food, but if you are very thin it can be difficult to stay warm.
GET USED TO THE COLD
It may sound cold and harsh, that you just have ‘to get used to the cold’, but it is actually possible. If you are frequently exposed to the cold, you teach your body to get used to colder temperatures, meaning you won’t find the cold as much of a shock initially. It is not clear why this is, but Livescience.com
suggest it may be related to the fat composition of your body. Your body contains both white and brown fat, and it is the brown fat which is converted to heat. When your body is exposed to the cold, it is assumed you produce more brown fat, explaining why you can adapt to the colder temperatures.