How to Feel Less Cold
Do you always feel cold? When the cold permeates our body, we are more likely to suffer from illnesses or colds, making us feel sick and far less energetic. It's important to avoid feeling cold to be in a state of optimal health. So, in this OneHowTo article we've got some tips that will show you how to feel less cold.
Clothes to combat the cold
First and foremost, when we feel very cold we fall into the trap of slipping into a very thick coat. This is a very common reaction, but the best thing you can do is get several thin layers of coats instead of a thick one. The secret of this trick is that between the layers a little pocket of air is created, making it more difficult for us to feel the cold and so, we are better insulated.
Showering when it's cold
When you wake up, take a hot shower and, as you shower start cooling the water gradually. This will stimulate circulation and it helps you get warm. You might not want to shower with cold water, but if you just use hot water the cold will be worse when you go out of the bathroom. It's better to finish your shower with lukewarm or cold water to stimulate circulation and make blood reach all your body parts.
Enjoying a sauna every week is recommended since this eliminates toxins through sweat and avoids their accumulation in our bodies, a good way to ward off viruses like the flu.
Food to fight the cold
In addition there is also the myth that eating more increases your body temperature, but it is not true. If we eat more, we can fall into the trap of becoming overweight. Do not eat more food, you have to eat only what is needed for every occasion. The most recommended foodstuffs are healthy vegetables and fruits.
In winter, pumpkin is a good choice because it contains lots of vitamin A. Artichokes are also good because they are rich in iron and also help to send nasty toxins to the liver for treatment. Also, before each meal you should consume a broth containing onion, carrot and celery.
A freshly squeezed glass of orange juice in the morning is a good choice and it's very delicious. If you do not like the taste of orange juice, add one or two kiwis. Nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds are also a good because they help with the contribution of fatty acids when you're facing low temperatures.
Remember: it's not necessary to consume more calories to keep warm as is commonly believed. You just have to eat well and take in plenty of protein based foods.
Exercise to combat the cold
Exercise is one of the best activities you can do, because in this case, physical activity gives us greater internal activity and the temperature increases in the human body. By remaining sedentary, organs and circulation remain at rest, and therefore the blood flow is much slower, then the overall body temperature will be lower. Conversely keeping active means that the heart rate rises and this increases circulation and body temperature, helping us make a stand against the cold.
Going running in the winter might not seem the best thing to do when you're under the blankets, but besides helping you keep in shape, it will reduce the cold feeling on your body. Just remember to wear the appropriate gear for running in cold temperatures, gloves, hoods, thermal socks. This will allow you to be comfortable and not feel cold while you're exercising.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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