Though the snow might look beautiful when you are comfortable on the couch inside, the winter isn’t always the most enjoyable to experience when you can’t seem to get yourself warm! There is nothing worse than feeling cold and not being able to change that, so it’s important that you are armed with some good tips and tricks for the months ahead. Here are ten ways to warm up on a cold day.
You can never go wrong with a cozy blanket! Always have one hanging over the edge of your sofa so that you can grab it when it gets to that part of the day when the sun is going down. You are never too young to snuggle down in front of the TV!
2. Hot Water Bottle
Use a hot water bottle for when you are cold in the day and want a burst of warmth, but try not to use one at night in bed because you get into the situation of not being able to feel the benefit of your duvet when the water goes cold.
3. Hot Chocolate
Treat yourself to something that warms your soul and your insides, a luxurious mug of hot chocolate! Any kind of hot beverage will raise your core temperature in a really pleasing way.
4. Fatty Foods
The summer is far behind you and winter is in full swing, so give your body a little break from bikini obsession and indulge in some of your favorite fatty foods! Fat takes longer to metabolize, which in turn keeps you warmer for longer!
Root ginger is a wonderful ingredient for increasing your circulation and raising your body temperature. Grating some into a mug of hot water and lemon will help get warm blood traveling better to your cold extremities!
6. Draft Excluder
Buying draft excluders to place at the foot of key doors is a simple way to stop both heat from getting out of your home and cold from getting in.
7. Hot Yoga
If you want to really give yourself a boost of heat and get some exercise in at the same time, then head to your nearest hot yoga class. You might even crave a cool burst afterward!
Do something at home that involves using the oven and having it on for a period of time. Baking a batch of cookies or a slow cook dinner will heat up your kitchen in a lovely way.
Get involved with some DIY in your home. You don’t realize how much of a sweat it can work up until you are onto your fourth or fifth shelf!
10. Stop Shaving
Like I said, it’s winter, you don’t have to be thinking about a beach body, so use what your mamma gave you and grow out some body hair! Let your legs do what they want, just a little extra layer of warmth for you!