Five tips to fight the cold
We are not yet in winter, but the first cold waves are still present! To avoid suffering from these cold and sometimes negative temperatures, here are five tips to put into practice very quickly!
Surviving the cold can become an obsession or even a fight, especially when you are very cautious! The first cold waves arrive then, we cover well and we adopt these five tips to enjoy the season without getting sick.
Cover well, a whole program
The techniques are not always identical from one family to another, but the essential is there. To avoid getting cold all day, to shiver and think only to warm up any cost, there is no secret: it is necessary to cover! Two methods exist: the first is to multiply layers of clothing! The air that will circulate between each thickness will be warmed and you will be much better. Overlaying diapers does not mean choosing bulky clothes: the classic wool sweater worn over a shirt and / or undershirt, with a sleeveless vest, will do the trick! Another tip not very glamorous but very useful: the pair of tights to slip under the jeans.
Second technique: the choice of materials. Some will prefer technical clothes. You know, those clothes that are sometimes found in sports shops. They keep the body warm while letting it breathe without sweating. The thermolactyl of our childhood or mountain vacation is always available in stores, in all sizes, and can help you retain body heat. More feminine: the T-shirt (without seams) or the silk tank top: an ultra efficient and natural material if you want to leave the synthetic in the closet.
Adapt your food to the season
In winter, we do not eat the same thing as in summer. This may seem common sense but it is worth remembering. Summer vegetables, even if they are still found from the end of the world in our supermarkets, do not respond effectively to the different needs of our body in winter.
Adapting your food does not mean eating more or eating fat! Beware of raclette three times a week that you will regret from the month of March! Seasonal vegetables and starchy foods (carrots, parsnips, beets, turnips, radishes, potatoes, sweet potatoes) as well as legumes (rice, wheat, quinoa, millet, buckwheat, lentils, dried beans, chick peas and peas ) will allow you to fill up with energy to fight against the cold and reinforce your natural defenses.
Hydrate and hydrate your body
We are less thirsty in winter and that’s normal. However, care must be taken to hydrate and hydrate the children and frail people around us. Choose hot or warm drinks made from lemon or thyme (tea, herbal tea) rather than fruit juice or soda.
The skin also needs special care in this season. Be careful what you go to apply each morning: we forget the light and fresh cream of summer mornings and we favor, as in the Northern Countries, a vegetable oil. Adapt it to the nature of your skin. The oil forms a protective barrier and prevents water from escaping.
Small massages that do good
To promote blood circulation in case of cold, it is necessary to (do) massage. The vessels tend to retract to protect the vital organs from a significant drop in temperature: this is vasoconstriction. The massage is a very good way to warm up. In addition, it allows to spend a little moment cocooning! More concretely you can also, in the morning, massage the lower back in the adrenal glands with black spruce essential oil. Guaranteed warming!
Do not overheat your interior
Another little tip that is important: the temperature of your home. The bad thing is to throw yourself on your radiator or to increase the thermostat temperature of the boiler as soon as you come from outside. Beyond 19 or 20 ° C, your body will have a lot more trouble with the temperature difference with the outside and in addition, you will promote the proliferation of germs at home, the best way to get sick! It’s cold outside ? It is winter, so there is no place to walk in tank top home and risk pneumonia as soon as you go out.