November 26th , 2013 → 1:17 pm @ Sitges
Tips on Keeping Warm
Beat the chill & survive to the summer
It’s not cold compared to the UK, sure, but Sitgetans are used to the warm!
Try these suggestions to keep warm:
- Put on warmed shoes (on rad with caution)
Cold footwear will keep your feet cold & you, overall
- Keeping your tummy warm, matters
Warmer torso, drives heat from your arms & legs
- Keep Hands out of Pockets
Swing hands by your side, whilst walking, for a warming workout
- Breath through your Nose
Breathing out via your mouth, feels less warm
- Fleece Hat over the Ears
Rather than wool just on the head, as it traps air, minimising a potential 30% loss of heat. Especially on the occasional day, without Sitges sun.
- Eat Protein
Digesting it raises body temperature significantly, compared to carbohydrates or fats (e.g. porridge with soya milk for breakers: Nuts too!)
- No Caffeine
Drink decaf tea or coffee, as Caffeine prevents blood vessels constricting in the cold. Drink decaffeinated or herbal drinks (ginger tea has natural warming properties)
- Socialise & Share Good Memories
Being alone feels colder & nostalgia warms the soul
- Heating, not Too High
Going from warm house to the cold outdoors is bad.
Don’t overheat the house above 20c
- Exercise in Bed!
Warms you up, ready to get out. Anything goes, but circling your ankle and toe pointing, up and down. Is easy. Bum clenches are ok too.
- Moisturise, especially if dry
Inflamed, angry skin, loses heat
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