Staying warm is paramount during cold, winter days. Discover a few healthy ways to stay warm in winter!
I try to keep this space fairly upbeat, positive, and fun. But WHY is there gonna be ANOTHER winter storm?! I’m so over this winter already. It’s been brutally cold, super snowy, and I’m just plain OVER IT! Coincidentally, today’s topic for the Friday Five 2.0 is quite fitting for the onslaught of winter weather heading my way. Shall we?
Healthy Ways to Stay Warm in the Winter
1. Brew a cup of green tea
Green tea has long been regarded for its amazing health benefits. Green tea has been shown to reduce the risks of many chronic diseases. Among its purported benefits, green tea can:
Reduce inflammation in arthritis patients.
Improve bone density, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Keep blood sugar stable in individuals with diabetes.
2. Opt inside
If it’s too cold, too snowy, too icy, or otherwise unsafe to head outdoors, warm up with an indoor workout. Try a fun treadmill workout, jump on your trainer, or do a HIIT workout. Need ideas? Try one of these:
3. Relax by the fire
The easiest (and most fun!) way to warm up in the winter is by the fire. De-stress yourself and drop your cortisol levels by snuggling up by a crackling fire. Watch the flames melt your worries away.
4. Make soup!
What better way to warm up than with a hot bowl of homemade soup? I can’t think of one! Make homemade vegetable soup, treat yourself to French onion soup, or go for a rich and creamy cauliflower leek soup. Mmmmm!
5. Opt outside
And last but not least, opt OUTSIDE! When the weather is safe and adventure is your jam, head outdoors for a fun wintry workout or activity. Get your heart rate up and your core temperature warm by snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, or ice skating. You’ll have so much fun you won’t even be thinking twice about the temperature outside!
Hopefully you won’t be dealing with the storm I’m about to be dealing with. But at least if you are, you’re now well-armed with ideas of ways to stay warm this weekend (and this winter!).
Stay warm and have fun!
Are you in the path of the most recent winter storm?
What’s your favorite way to stay warm in the winter?