As fun winter is, the cold can be quite crippling. While building snowmen is nice, no one likes blue fingernails, uncontrollable shivering, and purplish lips. But, how do you combat nature’s wrath? With any of the items on this list. Here, you’ll find four things you could do (and one that you shouldn’t do) to keep yourself warm. Good Luck!
Warm Your Insides
We get cold when our blood’s temperature decreases. Because of that, the most direct way to get yourself warmer is to increase your core temperature. How do you do such a seemingly impossible task? By drinking something hot. Don’t forget that you get bonus points if you already know how to make a perfect hot chocolate. Also, don’t forget to breathe in the steam from your cup before drinking.
Most people mindlessly dress in layers whenever they feel cold, but it’s always the case that they still complain about the cold. That’s not because the weather is impossibly cold, it’s because they don’t layer up correctly. The key to dressing in layers is to start with a tight shirt and tuck it in. That way, they’ll stick to the skin, which means that they’ll trap the heat and warm you up. After that, reach for all the baggy hoodies that you want.
Use the Help of A Higher Power
If it gets too cold, it may be time to turn on your electric heater. In no time, it will reach full power and you’ll start feeling the same way a piece of toast does. What if you weren’t at home? What if you were traveling somewhere without electricity? Well, the10pro.com suggests that you consider investing in portable electric heaters, as they are probably the most effective when it comes to combating the cold in the shortest time possible. Make sure that you look over a couple of reviews so you can figure out what the best fit for you is.
Seal Your Windows and Doors
If you’re still cold after drinking a gallon of tea, firing up a space heater, and wearing 5+ layers, chances are, there’s a cold draft sneaking through the gap under your front/back door, or through the gaps around your window panels. But, how do you fix that? A permanent solution would be to purchase foam tape and stick it under the areas where the draft is coming from. But, who would go out in this freezing cold? Just fill the gaps with some rags until you’re warm enough to leave the house.
Don’t Drink Alcohol
Just don’t. It will make you feel warm, but what really happens is that it decreases body temperature. So, just save your whiskey for later.
So, as you can see, there are a lot of things you could do to keep yourself warm. These five things are only the tip of the iceberg – it’s a bad analogy, but you get what we’re saying. Our main point is, don’t lose hope, you’ll find warmth eventually. With that being said, we hope that you’ve already started trying out our strategies. Before you go, remember not to keep going from extremely hot areas, to extremely cold ones all of a sudden, you’ll end up getting a cold.