Sometimes, you just feel cold. Here are some things you can do to warm yourself up!
How to stay warm is a topic I’ve thought a lot about!
As someone who is cold more often than not, it’s annoying when people automatically assume that I am cold because of “low iron.” I guess they assume that because I am plant-based but they don’t realize how rude it is to assume my nutritional profile because they think I don’t weigh enough.
As a matter of fact, I was anemic at one time and it made my heart murmur turn into butterfly flutters. I freaked me out. I went to the doctor. I got blood tested. But most importantly, I healed from that condition. Why is it okay to judge people so harshly because they are not carrying around an extra 30 pounds like a lot of people?!
Anyway. Rant Over.
(sorry about that)
I’m not here to judge why you may be feeling cold. That’s you’re own personal business but you can leave me a comment talking about it if you’d like! But one thing we can all agree on is that it is no fun being cold.
So, let’s warm up! Here are some tips to help you stay warm as the weather gets colder:
Cover Your Head
Hats are popular for a reason; they keep your head warm. But they also keep your whole body warm! Seriously, you can be sleeping in a cold room with only one blanket. Sounds like it would be a lot of shivering going on but guess what – put that blanket over your head and I can assure you that you’ll be on your way to feeling warm and cozy in 60 seconds
With that in mind, make sure that you wear your hood, too. It really does help! If you’re like me and your hair is getting too big for a hoodie, don’t worry. Wrap a heavy scarf about your mane and you’ll get all the benefits that come with keeping your crown cozy.
And soup, too. Yep, it’s obvious that consuming hot foods will help to warm you from the inside-out! Then, you can take it up a notch with the next tip:
Use Warm Spices
Ginger tea is wonderful for your immune system and also for your core warming system. Pepper also will help to warm you up inside. It’s the spices that linger in your system that will help you feel toasty. Cinnamon also gets a tasty honorable mention.
Do a Simple Yoga Routine
Seriously, this really works. I kid you not, last night I was cold with jeans, a sweater, and a hoodie. I have scoliosis and cold weather makes my body ache. Yoga usually helps so I decided to do some warrior pose routines. It’s super simple but after I did the first one (I did three all together), I was really feeling warmed up. So warm, in fact, that I took my pants off before I did the last two… Sure, My body was out of shape but it was all good. I was warmed up to my core. I even finished up with the 7 Wonders of the Spine and my body was still warm after.
Just Move Your Body In Any Way
There is a reason why we sweat when we work out – because our body temperature is increasing. Use that to make yourself feel warmer. Just go for a walk and stay positive. Better yet, start a personal dance party! I guarantee you will feel warmer.
Keep a Stuffed Animal Nearby
They really do keep you cozy! And once they warm up, they will be a little personal heat source for you. Don’t worry about what your friends say – they’re not the one who is cold. You are!
An honorable mention goes out to gloves – having warm hands is a pleasant feeling. Also worth mentioning is the pleasant experience of having attractive, moisturized hands when you take the gloves off.
Hopefully this helps some readers feel more comfortable during this changing weather. And please, do us all a favor and share any other tips you make have in the comments below! Thank you for reading.