10 Winter Warmer Tips

Being comfortable and being warm to together

1)    Dress the part

  • Go for layers of looser fitting clothing to trap in your body heat
  • Wear natural fibres like wool, cotton and silk
  • Hats and scarves can look and feel great
  • Gloves can make a big difference when you are in the wind outdoors

2)    Keep your feet warm

  • make sure that you are not wearing anything that would be slippery that could risk a fall

3)    Throws

  • have one on your couch to snuggle in when you are watching TV

4)    Stay active

  • Exercise In accordance with your health and fitness level
  • Stretches with resistance bands – ask your exercise physiologist or physiotherapist for the best ones for you

5)    Keep hydrated

  • Warm drinks are comforting
  • Soups are great for getting your fluids and vegetable intake
  • Select warming herbal teas like ginger tea and use cinnamon sticks to stir just about any herbal tea

6)    Keep your skin hydrated too

  • Cold winds can dry out your skin, so keep up the moisturiser and lip balm

7)    Eat well

  • Roast dinners are comforting and having the oven on can also warm the kitchen too.
  • Chile warms you up and you can have it in many ways, like Mexican food, Asian food and Italian meals

8)    Manage your windows

  • During the day open blinds and windows and let in the sunlight
  • At night close the blinds and curtains to better insulate
  • Replace thin curtains with heavier drapes to insulate the windows

9)    Block drafts

  • Check the gaps between the bottom of doors and the floor – a door snake can make a huge difference to block off drafts
  • Close doors to rooms that you are not using

10)    Consult your health practitioner

  • to make sure you are having enough B Vitamins and iron.  These are available in foods, however some people may not get enough or absorb enough so may need supplementation.

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