Snuggle Up

Check out these handy winter warming hints so you get snug this winter:

Winter

Layer up

The more skin is exposed to cool air, the colder you will feel. Wearing layers of thin clothes will keep you warmer than big winter jumpers as they trap body heat. The more skin is exposed to cool air, the colder you will feel.

Eat well and drink warm

While having a hot tea or coffee may make you feel warmer, it’s more to do with the caffeine. That is because caffeine increases blood flow to the skin. You may feel warmer as a result, but your body is actually losing heat. Alcohol has the same affect. Try sticking to decaffeinated or herbal hot drinks instead.

Eating regular meals with carbohydrates will also help keep you warm. Porridge, stews and soup are great winter-warmers. These healthy hearty foods are great for warming you up from the inside out.

Get moving

Working out in the winter. It may be the last thing you feel like doing but it gives you a rush of mood bosting endorphins. The exercise will get the blood pumping around your body and heat up your skin.

Stay social

With chilly, longer nights in winter, the temptation is to hibernate at home rather than catching up with friends. Research from the University of Toronto has discovered that social exclusion makes you feel colder but socialising and spending time with people, warms you up.

Snuggle up

Save on your electricity bills this winter and get cosy with warm blankets, fleecy onesies and duvets instead. Fill a hot water bottle to hug. While sleeping, ensure you stay toasty by wearing pyjamas and bed socks to keep your feet from getting cold at night.

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