It’s freezing out and snow has arrived for much of the country! Luckily, science is here to keep us from freezing when we step outside. Read on for proven ways to keep warm this winter.
1. Drink Water
2. Wear Mittens
3. Cover Your Core
4. Add These Foods To Your Diet
Awesome news: Eating gingerbread cookies can keep you warm! The root herb ginger has been shown to have the ability to raise body temperature. Some other foods that could keep you warm include brown rice and other complex carbs – they’re harder to digest so they’ll keep your body working – or foods high in healthy fats like nuts.
5. Get Moving
Working up a sweat will warm you up long after your workout ends. Exercise gives you a rush of mood-boosting endorphins and literally gets your blood pumping. The increased blood flow moves to the skin – that’s why we get red when we exercise – and your skin feels warmer
6. Stay dry
Having wet hair or stomping through a puddle when it’s cold out is awful. Dress in layers to keep the rain and snow away from your body and pick fabrics that are water-resistant to ensure you’re comfortable.
7. Spend Time With Friends
Hibernating under the covers is tempting, but believe it or not, socializing actually makes you feel physically warmer. Researchers at the University of Toronto found that social exclusion literally feels cold. What a great excuse for a winter get-together!