Winter. Love it or hate it, the thermometer is going to drop dramatically, leaving you shivering in many cases. Of course, there are the traditional ways of staying warm that include a heavy coat, scarf, and mittens; however, there are actually other less used methods that also can keep your internal oven lit.
These techniques don’t necessarily involve running for miles to work up a sweat and boost your metabolism (although that’s how many people utilize exercise during the colder months). As you’ll read, some of these techniques are as easy as changing your breathing patterns. Here are six ways to curtail the cold when you’re out and about this winter…
1. Consume Many Calories
This is not an invitation to be a glutton, but you should make sure you’re consuming enough food in winter to stay warm. The glucose from the food will help keep your blood sugar up, which will assist in your body in generating heat, according to LiveScience.
Not only should you be consuming hearty stews and other protein- and carbohydrate rich meals (spicy food can help keep you even warmer), you should also ensure you’re well hydrated (alcohol doesn’t count; it will end up dehydrating you). Having a good balance of food and water in your diet will help boost your cold weather tolerance, added LiveScience.