Spring is on the way, but if you are always cold, it might seem a long time to wait. Here you get four good tips for how to stay warm while waiting for the good weather.
Do your teeth start to chatter at the mere thought of moving into the winter weather? Are you unable to spend more than five minutes outside, before your body is shivering with cold? And do you think the time until sun and summer is unbearably long?
Unfortunately, we cannot magically make the heat appear, but we can help you get through the cold months comfortably, so you avoid getting too cold.
Here we have collected four pieces of advice for how to stay warm in the cold season.
PUT ON MORE LAYERS
When you go into the cold, you both 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 the outer layer is both wind- and waterproof, so wind and rain can’t penetrate and cool the body. The innermost layer should preferably be warm and sweat-wicking, so you may want to invest in a set of woolen underwear from Dilling. This clothing is made from exclusive Merino Wool, which insulates and helps the body stay warm. In addition, Merino Wool absorbs moisture effectively, so you can stay warm and dry – even when you sweat. Your woolen underwear is organic and Nordic Swan-labeled and available in several colors for men, women, and children. You can see DILLING’s entire selection of clothing here
DROP THE ALCOHOL
It may seem tempting to warm up with a little drink, if you are out in the cold. But it is actually a very bad idea to get out the alcohol. Even though it may give you a warm sensation in your throat and stomach right when you drink it, alcohol doesn’t help you get warm. On the contrary, according to the website Livescience.com
alcohol doesn’t help you get warm. On the contrary, it has the opposite effect, making your body temperature fall. If you need something to warm you up, drop the alcohol and fill up your thermos with hot tea, coffee, or cocoa.
EAT LOTS OF FOOD
If it is cold outside, you have a great excuse to eat a little more than you usually do. This is because the cold increases your metabolism, making it important to feel up your stores thoroughly before moving out into the winter weather. Actually, you should provide your body with more calories than it burns. This way, you can keep up your blood sugar, thus making sure your body has enough energy to keep warm. Furthermore, our fat layers are insulating, so it makes all kinds of sense to eat a few extra fatty foods in the cold months. Obviously, that doesn’t mean that you should go up a dress size or just stuff yourself, but if you are very thin it can be hard to stay warm.
GET USED TO THE COLD
It may sound cold and cynical 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 not to react so much to the cold temperatures. That means that you won’t start freezing until a later point than you usually would. It is not clear why this is the way it works, but according to Livescience.com
it may be related to the fat composition of your body. Your body contains both white and brown fat, of which the brown fat is converted to heat. When your body is exposed to the cold, presumably it forms more brown fat, which may be an explanation of how you get used to the cold temperatures.