Sunday, 16 July 2017

10 Things you SHOULD NOT DO During Winters

The best thing about winters is the festival of Christmas; while the children await the sleigh of Santa, the adults are busy buying gifts for their loved ones. The worst thing about winters is the freakishly cold weather. When you are at home and in the coziness of your room, you don’t feel like getting out. On the other hand, when you are out, you can’t stop shivering and that’s what makes you feel colder.

You may have read a lot of things about the things that you should do to keep yourself warm during winters, but here I am sharing a few things that you should not do during winters:

  • Wear clothes that are inappropriate for the weather: I have personally seen a lot of ladies wearing sleeveless tops during winters; do you really want to look like a frozen ice cream walking down the street? If you want to keep yourself warm, dress appropriately. There are a lot of fashionable clothes that you can wear during this season.
  • Leave the house without your woolen cap: Woolen caps are made to protect your head. Never leave your house without wearing one because it helps in keeping you warm.
  • Leave the house without proper gloves and other winter accessories: Most of the people wear everything, except for winter accessories like gloves, caps, ear muffs and scarves. Don’t forget to wear your earmuffs, gloves and other such things to protect yourself from the harsh slaps of the winter winds.
  • Keep shivering without trying to control it: If you think shivering is a way to release the coldness that you feel, you are absolutely wrong. Find ways to control the shaking of your body or end up feeling colder!
  • Drink iced tea or other such cold things: Don’t get influenced by your crazy friends who drink iced teas and other such cold things during winters; prefer hot beverages, especially if you don’t want to be in bed with a sore throat.
  • Close the curtains even when it is sunny outside: Let the sunlight spread and shine in every corner of your house. Don’t block the sunshine from coming in by closing the curtains.
  • Running in the snow only to trip and fall: Even if you are playing with your kids or your partner, make sure you don’t fall on the ice or you may get bruised. Winter pains are bad.
  • Avoiding sunscreen lotions when you really need them the most: Always apply a thick layer of sunscreen when you leave your house to breathe the sunshine into your pores.
  • Not applying moisturizing creams before you go off to bed: Moisturizing creams keep you warm and moisturized.
  • Washing your hair with cold water: It is okay to not wash your hair for three to four days during this season, but totally not okay if you wash it with cold water.

I hope you finally know about the things that you should not do during the chilly winter nights; no matter how much you hate this season, I am sure there are a lot of things about winters that make you feel good.

Originally posted 2017-01-04 07:04:08.

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

10 Things to do to Warm your House for Winters

So you are tired of the winter nights and want to do everything that you can to warm up your house; we hear you – we have been tired of this season too! While there are a lot of things that you can do to protect yourself from cold when you are outside the house, the biggest challenge is that you can’t dress up with all those overcoats and jackets when you are at home because when you are in your house, you want to focus on your comfort as well.

Winter house

‘How can I keep my house warm during winters?’ You ask. Well, here are a few ideas that can surely help:

  • Turn yourself into a baker: Baking is fun, right? Even if it is not for you, you have to turn into a baker during winters. Bake all the things that you can and leave the oven door open when you are done with the process of baking. This lets you enjoy a cozy kitchen.
  • Make sure the curtains that you use are thick: You have to find thick curtains for your house or else the cold winter winds will keep haunting you.
  • Keep the windows closed when there’s no sunlight: Let the windows be closed during evenings or when there’s no sunlight outside. Let the warmth be sealed within the walls of your house.
  • Let the fireplace provide you with all the warmth that you and your house deserves: If you have a fireplace at home, don’t keep it only for Santa! Use it to warm your house and get a cozier environment at home.
  • Let the sunlight reach every corner of your room during daytime: Check the climate outside your house – is the sun shining? If it is, you can open the curtains and windows and let the sunlight enter into your house.
  • Keep the door open when you take a shower: Why should you keep the door open while taking a shower? Because the steam deserves to warm up your living room for you. Hot water shower releases steam and that’s what keeps your room warmer.
  • Cover the floor with mats and carpets: If the floor doesn’t have warm carpets and mats, it is not possible for you to feel the warmth that you want. Keep the floor occupied with carpets and mats.
  • Place hot water bottles at the foot of your bed: Hot water bottles can keep your bed warm for a longer duration.
  • Use a draft stopper to stop the air from the bottom of the door: Draftstopper ensures to stop the air from entering into your house from the main door.
  • If you have unused rooms, keep them tightly closed: If you keep all the doors closed, it is possible for you to keep the warmth locked in the room you sit.

No matter how much you hate this season, we are sure you can find your own unique ways to stay warm. Enjoy the beauty of nature instead of cribbing over it.

Originally posted 2017-01-04 06:45:00.

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Friday, 14 July 2017

6 Ways to Beat the Cold with Coffee

All set to beat the winters?

I am sure you are.

But no matter how prepared you are, it is not that easy. Sometimes, you do everything to stop shivering and get a little bit of warmth, but you are unable to do that. The craziest thing is that the more you shiver, the colder you feel.

There’s one thing that a lot of people do to get some warmth during chilliest winter days and nights – drink coffee.

Wondering how to beat the crazy winters with coffee? Read below to get a few cool ideas:

  • Hold the cup of hot coffee in your hands and let the warmth get inside your palms: If you have been shivering since morning and have absolutely no idea about what to do, I have an amazing idea – make a nice cup of coffee and hold the warm cup between your palms. This is surely an awesome way to warm your hands. When you sip coffee, you feel the warmth piercing your throat and entering into all the chakras of your body, warming every chakra bit by bit!
  • If you think the sugar in the beverage can make you put on winter weight, the best thing to do is add a spoon of honey in your cup of coffee: I know most of the people are worried about the amount of sugar they add to their coffee; why do you want to sweeten your coffee when you have honey? You can add a spoon of honey to your coffee. The best thing about honey is that it can keep you warmer for a longer duration.
  • You can always drink black coffee; it has its own magical powers: Black coffee is a boon to all those who wish to lose weight without putting a lot of efforts on their body. The coolest thing about black coffee is that it can keep you warm.
  • Eating makes it easier for you to keep yourself warm; eat warm things with your coffee to feel warmer during this season: If you don’t like drinking coffee over and over again, it is time for you to add all those things that you can make and eat. It is said that eating the right kind of food can keep you warm. How about eating healthy sandwiches with a warm cup of coffee?
  • If you want to lose weight during winters by keeping yourself warmer, add a teaspoon of lemon juice in your black coffee, along with one spoon of honey: Add a few drops of lemon juice in your black coffee and stir it with one spoon of honey; this is the best winter drink that you can drink and offer to others as well.
  • Don’t forget the cream; it has its own ways to keep you warm: I know only a handful of people like creamy coffee and if you do, you can always enjoy the layer of thick and hot cream on your coffee.

Originally posted 2017-01-04 06:43:17.

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

5 Things you MUST WEAR to Keep Yourself Warm

Do you remember the times when your mother took care of you during winters?

I am sure you miss that time, even though you felt like a stuffed goat when she loaded you with hundreds of winter clothes.

But now that she is not close to you anymore, it is time for you to be self-dependent and take care of yourself. With the help of warm clothes, you can avoid catching a cold, shivering and falling ill during winter.

Winter wear

If you hate cold, you have landed on the right page. I don’t say that I dislike winters, but when I am freezing, I surely curse the weather. In order to avoid the harshness of the season, it is necessary for you to stay as warm as possible. However, just because it is snowing outside doesn’t mean you can’t leave your door. There are times when you have to get out of the comfort environment and atmosphere of your house and go out. This is the time when you need to wrap yourself in such a way that you are warm.

So what are the top five things that you need to wear in order to stay away from being frozen?

1. Gloves.

How can you possibly live without wearing gloves on your hands? There are a lot of glove manufacturing companies; all you need to do is find one that manufactures high quality warm gloves for customers. The best thing is that you can buy woolen hand-knitted gloves as well. Go ahead – flaunt a unique style on the roads by wearing beautiful hand gloves!

2. Winter caps.

You don’t have to wear monkey caps, which are quite embarrassing, but you can always wear head caps that look gorgeous and keep you warm. Even if you are playing basketball outside your house, make sure you cover your head with such a cap so that you are protected from the wind of the season. Remember what mommy always said about head caps?

3. Thermal soles.

It is rightly said that you have to focus on keeping your feet warm. I think I keep mentioning this in all the posts. If you want to keep yourself warm, you have to find ways to keep your feet warm. No matter how cold your nose is, your warm feet can keep you healthy. There are thermal soles available for those who keep shivering during winters.

4. An overcoat.

No matter how angry you are at someone in the house, DO NOT leave your door without your overcoat. You must know that your overcoat protects you from all the harshness you hate about winters. Protect yourself by wearing an overcoat and let the warmth spread.

5. Woolen scarf.

Ever seen hand knitted woolen scarves?

I love those. If you have a friend who makes such scarves, you can always request her to make one for you. If you know someone who sells such beauties, please know that they are worth investing money in. Plus, they keep you cozy and comfortable!

Originally posted 2017-01-03 06:44:18.

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Winter Haters: How to Control Shivering in Winter?

Have you been shivering a lot, lately?

Everything seems under control when you are at home, but the moment you leave the door of your house, the snow and the harsh winter wind make you shiver. You stand there, without knowing what to do. You walk ahead because you have really got to leave your house for some urgent work, but then the shivering makes it impossible for you to walk and feel good about being outside.

No doubt winter is harsh, but it is also one of the most serene seasons that we go through. Personally, I love winters, despite the rude snow and all the shivering that freak me out, I still love this season. I mean, can you possibly imagine Christmas without a snowman standing in front of your house?

Talking of shivering, there are a lot of ways in which you can stop it. But before I tell you, there’s something that you should know – when you shiver, you feel colder. Thus, most of the people would always tell you to stop shivering and to our surprise, you can actually control it. Read below to know about some of the easiest way to stop shivering:

  • By stop thinking about it: The first and the most important thing that you need to do is stop thinking about shivering. People shiver because at the back of their minds, they know that they are cold and when they are cold, they shake. Stop thinking about it and I am sure you would control your shivering in a few minutes.
  • By wearing clothes that have the capacity to keep you warm and cozy: From thermal wears to battery powered vests, there are hundreds of different things that can keep you warm and cozy. Find clothes that promise to keep you relaxed and you can beat the shiver on any winter night.
  • By breathing in a relaxed manner: Have you ever tried breathing exercises? There are specific breathing exercises that can calm your body and warm you up. Read and learn such exercises and breathe whenever you shiver during winter.
  • By drinking something hot: No matter what you want to drink, go ahead and drink it. You can always drink hot chocolate as well. The feeling of the warm cup touching your palms makes you feel warm enough to stop shivering.
  • By wearing socks and keeping your feet warm: If your feet are cold, you are bound to shiver. Wear warm socks to keep your feet warm. Simple!
  • By keeping your hands warm:  It is time for you to buy nice gloves to keep your hands warm.
  • By carrying a hot water bottle with you: Carry a hot water bottle with you, if you are going nearby and are shivering way too much.
  • By wearing a woolen cap on your head: Woolen caps are made to beat the winters for you. Try a few on your head.
  • By hugging someone you love: How about getting cozy with someone you’ve always liked? Confess your love and hug that person to invite some warmth in your shivering body.

Originally posted 2017-01-03 05:44:09.

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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Staying Warm at Your Desk

It’s winter! The snow is falling. There’s beautiful fairy lights twinkling around your Christmas tree. You’re at your desk and it’s going to be a long day. Maybe you’re working from home or maybe you’re playing the newest character on World of Warcraft. Whatever the purpose is, this blog will share some useful tips for staying warm… right at your own desk.

Fun Accessories

Wear three layers of clothing. Your hands need to stay warm while typing, so invest in some mittens as well. There are some great options out there, including USB-powered mittens that actually warm your hands as you type. There are also USB-powered blankets as well. Don’t forget about wearing socks. You can also attach a massager to your desk chair to help you relax while you’re getting work done AND heat up. What if you are extra techy? In this case, you can even purchase a heated mouse! These are all great options that will help you stay warm at your desk in no time.

A fun tip: even if it may be hot outside, if your workplace has air conditioning, try to grab a light cardigan just in case you get cold in the building.

Exercise at Your Desk

Some good exercises to do are jogging in place, doing a seated crunch and even using a fitness ball for your desk chair. Exercising heats up your body and will help you stay nice and warm. You will start feeling warmer and more comfy in no time. An added bonus? You’ll get some of your workout in AND get work done. It is a dream come true. Why not also get up from your desk and go for a brisk walk to get some fresh air? You can also climb some stairs to start exercising and warm up easily.

Drink and Eat Up!

Have some warm soup or indulge in that craving you’ve been having for the last week. This is the perfect time for you to grab a warm meal to enjoy at your desk. Having some hot tea or coffee will help you easily stay warm and be productive.

Invest in a Space Heater

A space heater can come priced as low as $25. You can keep one under your desk to stay extra warm.

Originally posted 2016-06-23 01:36:23.

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

How to Stay Warm on a Budget

It’s cold. You feel the familiar shivers on your back and that uncomfortable clammy feeling comes back. What do you do? The usual answer may be to turn on the heat. However, what if you’re on a budget and trying to save money for that new Xbox? This article will help you solve this dilemma by telling you some useful tips you can stay warm… on a budget!

Open the Windows

Open the windows in the morning to let the sun in and heat your room. How does this work? As light fills the room, its rays will bounce off the walls and furniture before turning into heat.

Use Thick Curtains at Night

At night, though, opening the windows is the last thing you want to do. Invest in some thick curtains for your windows to block out the cold and prevent any precious warm air from escaping. You should be able to find some thick curtains at your local thrift store for a great bargain price as well!

Get Some Rugs

The thrift store can be a treasure trove of items that will help heat up your house at a low cost. Head to the thrift store or a local homeware store to purchase some rugs. If you have wooden floors, having those rugs can make all the difference and keep your feet nice and warm. Also, that extra layer will help insulate heat in your room creating another layer of insulation to keep the cold away.

Insulate Your Water Tank

According to energy.gov, you can reduce standby heat losses by a whopping 25% or 45% and save about 4% to 9% in water heating costs. This will pay for itself in the long-term!

Bake

If you like to bake or have an oven, you’re in luck! Baking is an affordable way for you to stay warm AND enjoy some delicious snacks. Baking will help fill your room with warm air. After you are finished baking, leave your oven door open to release some heat. However, take note of any children or pets around as well for safety reasons.

Source: http://energy.gov/energysaver/projects/savings-project-insulate-your-water-heater-tank

Originally posted 2016-06-23 01:35:57.

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