It’s my favourite time of year! I love winter! I love snow! I love hot chocolate and snowdays and shovelling and mittens and snowmen and skiing and blankets and everything about winter. I wish I could marry winter and just be Mrs. Suzie Snowflake all year long.
When the temperature starts to drop a few degrees, it’s easy to stay warm and compensate without touching that thermostat using these quick Winter Warm-Up Tips.
While scientists may have debunked the myth that most of our body heat is lost through our heads, keeping your cap covered is still a great way to keep away the wind and cold – not to mention, protect your ears from frostbite. Plus, hats are so hot right now.
2. Discover the wonders of wool socks.
Someone introduced me to smartwool socks a few winters ago and my toes have never been happier. There’s nothing better than slipping into a thick, cushiony pair of wool socks. They’ll insulate inside your boots and keep you toasty all day.
3. Love the layers.
While it’s not every day that I need to wear longjohns, there’s something so comforting about that tight, waffle-knit fabric that I just adore. Tights under snow pants is a tried-and-true trick, as is just wearing an undershirt or camisole. If you’re getting really ambitious, you could even get a onesie with a butt-flap.
4. Embrace sweater season.
I can’t help but be judgmental in the winter when I go places that have their heaters cranked to allow for temperate t-shirt wearing. The amount of energy it takes to keep a home warm is far greater than the effort it would take to just wear a sweater.
5. Drink up!
If you’ve been reading Halitrax for any period of time, you’ll know how much I love coffee and tea. As far as I’m concerned, winter is just one more great excuse for filling up a mug with the good stuff and warming your body from the inside out.
What else are you doing to stay warm?
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