Winter is here, and it really sucks to have to have five layers of clothing on everytime you go outside. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your body warm other than wearing so much clothing that you walk out of the house looking like an oompa loompa.
- Wear multiple layers of clothing
Wear thermals underneath. Get the ones made of cotton, not wool. Wool will make you ithcy and you'll be very uncomfortable the entire day. Remember that it's not about the thickness of the cloth, but the number of layers. This is because pockets of air in between each layer act as insulators that slow down heat loss between your body and the cold air. This means that you're better off wearing several thin layers of cloth, than wearing a big bulky jacket. The biggest benefit to this is that you won't have to walk around looking like an oompa loompa.
- Cover key parts of your body
Your ears, neck, and torso are most vulnerable to the cold. So prioritize on keeping them covered. This means wearing earmuffs and a scarf.
- Indulge in hot food and drinks
This is the best time to enjoy hot drinks. There are so many different drinks out there. Hot chocolate, hot tea, coffe, etc. Don't just do it to keep warm, make it a pleasurable experience.
Try out different types of soup, too. Tomato soup is especially good for keeping your body warm, so lean toward something that has tomato soup in it.
There are lots of tasty foods and drinks that keep you warm and are also more enjoyable in the winter, so take advantage of them at this time.
Exercise is the most natural way to heat your body up, for obvious reasons. I would personally focus on cardio exercises, because it speeds up your heart rate and breathing much faster, and in doing so, heats up your body much faster.
- Have a light snack right before you sleep
Your body will start to metabolise the food, and this will heat your body up. But be careful not to eat too much; it'll make your digestive system burn up too many calories to digest the food; calories that you need to keeo warm through the night.
Do a little bit of everything, and this winter wont have to be as uncomfortable as the last.