Since the weather in the UK has been very cold, damp and there's been lot's of snow around, I am going to give you all some little tips of mine to survive the cold weather.
- Drink lot's of tea and hot drinks : Nothing warms me up quicker than a cup of tea. There are so many various flavours to try if regular tea isn't for you, my favourite has to be green tea with Cranberry. Plus tea is very good for you and carries many health benefits too
- Time to get cozy : Lot's of blankets, comfy Pyjama's, a big fluffy dressing gown and slippers are essentials in the winter I have found. I am nearly always wrapped in a blanket whether it is whilst on the sofa watching tv or even eating my dinner, it just helps to keep you warm, especially if you're like me and your extremities get cold easily and are impossible to warm up.
- Thermal tights and leggings! : These things have been a god send to me this winter. They have a fleece like lining to help keep the heat in. I have worn them out in the snow with a skirt and boots and I didn't get cold legs. I know there are lots of brands out there, so if you can't find them in stores (I got mine from Matalan) they can be found on ebay, or Amazon.
- Heat it up : heated Wheat bags, Hot water bottles and heat pads. Heat tends to work best on my aches and pains (but cold works on my shoulder pains) so investing in heat pads was a good idea for me. And now during winter I am so glad I did, there is nothing worse than getting into a cold bed whilst your whole body aches. I heat up hot water bottles an hour before I go to bed and leave them in my bed. So I have a nice warm bed to go to, and I tend to take my wheat bags to bed with me too, to put on the certain area's that are worst.
- Take a warm bath : At the end of the day the best way to warm up and relax is to take a long soak in a warm bath. You can get some great muscle relaxing bath salts and bubble baths to make your bath even more comforting to your body. It also gives you time to switch your mind off , lay back and relax to some music or read that book you keep meaning to start.
Winter months are all ways a hundred times worse for us with Chronic pain and illnesses our joint's stiffen and hurt more with the cold and damp weather. Try to stay warm and only leave the house when necessary. Not to mention trying to avoid the cold's and flu's that are going around with our poor immune systems (check out my post on it here).
|Took my Dog out in the snow with her winter coat!|
What's your best tip for surviving these winter months?let me know in the comments below.
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