4 Ways to Keep Warm This Winter

Posted on Oct 14 2022 - 10:00am by Paige Brown

By Dixie Somers 

Everyone has the same goal when the temperature drops: stay warm! It sounds simple enough, but there can never be too much advice on how to beat the cold. Here are four ideas to help you keep your teeth from chattering.

Keep the Cold Away
Don't be afraid to bundle up! If you wear fleece or wool, you can trap plenty of heat. You can also make sure the cold doesn't get a chance to reach you. Keep your doors closed (you can also use covers to block the keyholes) to prevent cold drafts. Some websites sell thermal linings for doorways and window frames, which can help enable your curtains to hold on to heat for longer.

Make Sure Your House Can Heat Properly
There are many means of keeping a house heated, like furnaces, boilers and heat pumps. It's a good idea to know a trustworthy HVAC contractor who can make sure your system will be able to handle the heat. Think about only heating the places you know will be occupied to save on costs. Remember, the heat doesn't have to be cranked all the way up for you to feel warm enough.

Eat and Drink the Right Things
Eating the right food and beverages can be an effective, not to mention tasty, way of keeping warm. Stews and soup were made for powering through the winter. Hot drinks like tea or cocoa also help. Making these items can even warm you up while they're being prepared.

Staying Warm Doesn't Have to Break The Bank
It's all well and good if you can afford a heated driveway, but for most people, these simple and cost effective ideas should help you stay warm. Don't be afraid to make a fire, whether in a furnace or an actual fireplace.

Don't be afraid to stay active, either. Staying on your feet throughout the day is a great, healthy way to beat the cold. Moving around helps with your circulation, which means heat from your exertion will reach your whole body. With all these tips, getting through this winter should be a breeze.

Dixie Somers is a freelance writer who loves to write for business, health, and women’s interests. She lives in Arizona with her husband and three beautiful daughters.


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